With Orchestra Silent, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Lets Conductor Go

Classic Arts News   With Orchestra Silent, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Lets Conductor Go
 
Nearly four months after announcing that it would replace live music with recordings this season, the Pittburgh Ballet Theatre has released principal conductor David Briskin from his contract, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

According to the paper, Briskin received a financial settlement from the PBT. The amount was not disclosed. He told the paper that he hoped that he and the PBT orchestra would return next season.

The Tribune-Review also reports that representatives of the musicians will meet today with Harris Ferris, the PBT's new executive director. The two sides were not planning to negotiate; rather, the meeting is intended as a "get-acquainted" session. In addition, the union will get access to financial information about the PBT.


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