New Developments

Canned 'Carmen' generates protesters at ballet
Oct 9, 2004

Pre-'Carmen' concerts planned outside Benedum to protest ballet cuts
Oct 5 2005

 

“What the Audience is saying about “The Nutcracker”

  Pictures

A look at the Orchestra

 

  News & Articles

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, musicians anticipate more talks

Nov 23, 2005

 

Canned 'Carmen' generates protesters at ballet
Oct 9, 2004

Pre-'Carmen' concerts planned outside Benedum to protest ballet cuts
Oct 5 2005

PBT Dancers Show Support
Aug 20, 2005

PSO musicians & respond to PBT
Aug 11, 2005

Pittsburgh Tribune
Aug 4, 2005

Latest News:

Thanks to all who helped us on the picket line during PBTs performances of The Nutcracker in December:

  • Fellow musicians, especially members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

  • Members of other unions

  • Friends of Live Music

  • Student musicians and faculty of the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts  

 And most importantly, thanks to the members of the PBT audience who voiced their support of live music to the musicians on the picket lines.  We know you want live music to accompany the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.  Please let PBT know that YOU WANT AND DESERVE LIVE MUSIC AT THE BALLET!  Feedback from the ticket-buying audience is the strongest support the musicians can present to PBT in trying to get the orchestra restored for the rest of the 2005-06 season and beyond.

 Stayed tuned to this site for new information as it becomes available. 

The musicians of the PBT Orchestra have just spent a sad holiday season picketing in front of the Benedum Center instead of performing inside for the artists and patrons of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.   The words of encouragement spoken to the musicians, and the emails, calls and letters of support sent to this site and to the management of the PBT, have helped get us through a difficult time.  With ongoing support of the audience, we will continue to work to restore live music to PBT.

 DEMAND LIVE MUSIC AT PBT!  SUPPORT THE ORCHESTRA!  KEEP IT LIVE!

Please visit our How You Can Help page for information on sending your support for the orchestra to the press and to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Management and Board of Trustees.  You, the patrons of the PBT, are the strongest advocates for return of the orchestra. 

Write to us at HelpUs@KeepPBTMusicLive.com; we want to hear from you!  Send us your words of support for the orchestra and for the future of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as a world-class classical ballet company.