The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra says it has postponed plans to perform in Iran this August, but still hopes to reschedule for next season.
The Pittsburgh Symphony was the last American orchestra to perform in Iran, in 1964. Officials had hoped to return for a 50th anniversary tour. James Wilkinson, president of the symphony, says in a statement that they need to devote more time to planning.
The American Middle East Institute, which was also working on the trip, says the idea has made progress on many fronts. The group plans to continue to work with the State Department to make the trip happen.