Pittsburgh Symphony cancels more concerts amid strike

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has canceled orchestra concerts through Dec. 5 due to a musician’s strike that began in late September.

The group’s management canceled the additional concerts on Monday. Tickets can be exchanged for future performances or donated to the symphony. Ticketholders can also opt to receive a refund.

Orchestra committee chairman and bassist Micah Howard says they’re still in negotiations. Howard says he can’t release further details due to an ongoing “media blackout.”

Management has sought a 15-percent wage cut and pension concessions that officials say are necessary to keep the symphony solvent in the face of projections of a deficit of more than $20 million over the next five years.