Pittsburgh – Buy American

What should Pittsburgh be looking for in a new music director? “An established star would garner respect and bring the orchestra to Europe, but he’d be expensive and unlikely to show up at chicken dinners to raise money. An energetic young American would come with a smaller price tag and the understanding of what it takes to market an orchestra, but he’d lack connections to soloists and venues as well as the name value to sit comfortably with the likes of Reiner, Steinberg, Previn, Maazel and Jansons.”