They May Be Broke, But They’re Good

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra might be struggling under mountains of debt (the orchestra’s executive director recently threatened that that bankruptcy would be a possibility if local donors didn’t step up the level of their fiscal generosity) and wondering how to replace outgoing music director Mariss Jansons, but out-of-town reviews of a recent East Coast tour seem to suggest that, artistically, the PSO has never seen better times.