The San Francisco Symphony has replaced a cancelled performance in North Carolina (they cancelled it as a part of boycotting the state for signing the controversial HB2 into law. House Bill 2 limited people in using bathroom facilities demanding them to match with the gender of birth) with their own Pride night.
Two dates set for North Carolina have been cancelled by the Symphony and represent half of the Symphony’s East Coast tour. Michael Tilson Thomas, the orchestra’s music director has now announced that the orchestra will hold a ‘Symphony Pride’ instead of the cancelled NC performances. “It just seemed to me to be something that would have happened a number of times,” Thomas, who is gay, tells the New York Times, “But as it turns out, no, as far as we know it hasn’t happened.” The concert will take place on 4 April at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco giving all the profits to the LGBT-supporting charities.