When Melia Tourangeau joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as President and CEO in July 2015, she immediately faced a problem she hadn’t anticipated: massive debts from a nearly insolvent pension program. Last fall, the PSO endured a 55-​day strike that ended when two donors made one-​time gifts and musicians agreed to concessions. Tourangeau…

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  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading The Pittsburgh Symphony’s Melia Tourangeau
When a Detroit company announced earlier this year that it would close its Shenango Coke Works on Neville Island, the news accounts led with the loss of 173 jobs. While we don’t cheer job losses in Pittsburgh, there is another, more important side to this story.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
In March, James Taylor will become the chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPMC. A native of Rochester, N.Y., he comes to Pittsburgh from Charlotte, N.C., where he previously was the chief learning and diversity officer of Carolinas HealthCare System. He received his undergraduate degree in applied psychology from Ithaca College in Ithaca,…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
When the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians started seeing an increasing number of empty seats in Heinz Hall during their concerts for students, a group of them started making inquiries.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading On a pedestal: PSO musicians
    Making beautiful music
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