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Heinz Hall right to snub snobbery

| Saturday, April 23, 2016 9:00 p.m

Regarding Oren Spiegler’s letter concerning Heinz Hall booking the comedian Larry the Cable Guy (“Heinz Hall’s sinking standards” ): Bravo to Heinz Hall and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for opening its doors to events that appeal to people of all tastes and interests. Symphony orchestras have been warned for decades to loosen up or risk losing much needed audience members. It is likely that Larry the Cable Guy is a rental event that is providing low-risk revenue — revenue that allows the type of programming that Spiegler enjoys.

To thrive, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is doing exactly what is needed and it is time for some of its traditional audience members to do their part and loosen up as well.

Marc Fleming


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