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Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Help Local School and Community Music Programs with “Musicians of Steel 5K Run/Walk”

September 13, 2017 | By Charlie Powers
PSO cellist and Race Director, 2017 Musicians of Steel 5K Run/Walk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2017
Media Contact: Charlie Powers
MusiciansofSteel5K@gmail.com
(617) 543-9372

Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Help Local School and Community Music Programs with “Musicians of Steel 5K Run/Walk”

The Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra invite the entire Pittsburgh community to join them for the inaugural Musicians of Steel 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 17 at 10:00 AM. Proceeds go to the PSO Musicians Care Fund, which benefits local school and community music programs by providing musical instruments, repairs, and transportation to PSO educational performances.

The race begins at the Millvale Riverfront Pavilion and follows a flat out-and-back course along Pittsburgh’s beautiful North Shore Heritage Trail. PSO musicians and other local artists will serenade the runners along the course. The PSO’s brass ensemble, Orchestre de Nile, will perform a variety of music from classical to jazz and funk in a special pre-race concert beginning at 9:00 AM. Other artists include AE Honick and the Riverview Academy Band, a PSO Musicians Care Fund beneficiary.

Registrants will receive a short-sleeve technical T-shirt and a special souvenir timing chip, along with water and snacks. The event is sanctioned and course-certified by USA Track and Field. Prize packages will be awarded to top finishers in seven different age categories, and each registrant will receive a free drawstring bag containing several giveaway items.

Participants are encouraged to register in advance at GetMeRegistered.com/MusiciansofSteel5K.
The entry fee is $35 through September 13 and $40 on race day. Children 12 and under can be registered for $15. For more information, follow facebook.com/musiciansofsteel5K. To learn more about the PSO Musicians Care Fund, visit https://pittsburghfoundation.org/pso.

About the Musicians of the PSO
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is made up of 101 of the world's finest musicians. For more than a century, the orchestra has been the cornerstone of Pittsburgh's vibrant cultural landscape. The musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony are members of the community of Pittsburgh, a city that is remarkable for its commitment to supporting the very best cultural institutions. As teachers, parents, volunteers and civic leaders, PSO musicians strive to connect with and build our community. We return the city’s commitment to excellence both with great concerts and with a complete embrace of community causes and needs.

About the PSO Musicians Care Fund
The PSO Musicians Care Fund is an endowment established by the musicians of The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Administered by The Pittsburgh Foundation, the fund directly benefits local school and community music programs that have undergone budget cuts due to funding losses. The fund offers critical support to these programs in a myriad of ways, including funding instrument repairs, scholarships, lessons, and transportation to PSO educational performances. The musicians of the PSO believe deeply in the value of arts education, and we feel the responsibility to aid in the cultural enrichment of young people's lives.

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