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:

Musicians of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra remain locked out during this seasons presentation of The Nutcracker.  Although PBT management met with the orchestra committee in November to provide financial documents previously requested by the musicians, and although in that meeting PBT expressed its desire to return to live music sometime in the future, all 12 performances (including 2 student matinees) will be performed to recorded music. 

The Musicians of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra ask for your support to restore live music to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. 

We will be picketing in front of the Benedum Center during ALL PERFORMANCES OF THE NUTCRACKER beginning December 10 and continuing through December 23.

You can help:

  • You and your family deserve a world-class ballet experience when you go to see The Nutcracker, including live music

  • Tell PBT Management that you expect LIVE MUSIC for your ticket dollars

  • Join us on the picket line if you can

  • Voice your support for live music and great ballet

  • Take a stand for high quality art performances in the Cultural District

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

 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.