The weekend the Steelers likely lost their chance to win another Super Bowl this season, Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra played Mozart's Requiem. This was perhaps the best concert I ever heard. A true lifetime experience! While the Steelers with their sad news made the front page, the stellar performance of the PSO could be found only in its regular spot in the back pages.
The PSO helped to create the most positive recognition for Pittsburgh around the world and is even credited by the Allegheny Conference and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance with being instrumental in foreign companies bringing their U.S. headquarters to Pittsburgh. I truly wish that the Post-Gazette would give "Super Bowl level" performances by the symphony the prominent coverage they deserve.
After all, The New York Times covers important cultural events on the front page, and there is no shame in copying good practices.
HELGE H. WEHMEIER
The writer is a member of the board of trustees of the Pittsburgh Symphony and the retired president and CEO of Bayer Corp.