PBT Protests Grow In Size, Volume

The pickets organized by Pittsburgh-area musicians to protest the decision of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to dance to canned music for the season is attracting support from musicians and union stalwarts nationwide. “Among the pickets [at last night’s performance] were 25 music students from Carnegie Mellon University; musicians from New York City, Toronto, and Akron; local stagehands; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians in full dress with white ties; and T-shirt-clad members of the Service Employees International Union and Teamsters.”