PITTSBURGH (AP) - In a story March 26 about the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was the last American orchestra to perform in Iran, in 1964. Other American symphonies have performed there since then.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Pittsburgh symphony postpones plan to visit Iran
Pittsburgh symphony postpones plan to perform in Iran this year
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra says it has postponed plans to perform in Iran this August but hopes to reschedule for next season.
The Pittsburgh Symphony performed in Iran in 1964, and officials had hoped to return for a 50th anniversary tour. Symphony president James Wilkinson says in a statement they need to devote more time to planning.
The American Middle East Institute also was working on the trip. It says the idea has made progress on many fronts. It says it plans to continue to work with the Department of State to make the trip happen.