The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN — For 11 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has made three annual trips to perform at WVU, as part of the Canady Symphony Series. But after this season’s final show, set for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Creative Arts Center, the partnership in its current incarnation will change.

In a letter to patrons, the PSO states, “circumstances over the past season have required us to make painful decisions in the interest of the fiscal health of the organization. It has become clear that continuing a regular season of three annual concerts at WVU is not financially sustainable.”

But while the collaboration will look different going forward, PSO Chief Operating Officer Christian Schornich said, “I think it would be the wrong expression to say that we’re ending the partnership. It’s a great partnership. Through our own due diligence, we need to cut costs ... and change the model.”

Schornich added that the organization is still open to performances, lectures and master classes in Morgantown.

According to a WVU release, College of Creative Arts Dean Paul Kreider said there could be one concert in the fall, as part of the University Arts Series.