Trimming the PSO

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I was just blown away to see the number of employees of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (“PSO Sacks 17 Staffers to Aid Budget,” March 5). The story said, “The PSO employs 79 full-time and 80 part-time workers, not including musicians.” That just seems to be excessive.

Allowing for an accounting department, advertising department, reservations department, janitorial personnel and executive staff, 79 full-time employees seems over the top for that size of an operation.

Congratulations to the Heinz Endowments and the Simmons Family Foundation for withholding grants until the PSO gets a balanced budget.


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