The NYT put it this way: “San Francisco Symphony Replaces Canceled N.Carolina Concerts with Pride Benefit.”
Meanwhile, out in SanFran, the article on NC’s endless embarrassment looks like this. The meat of this matter is here:
“The concert is scheduled for April 4 in Davies Symphony Hall, just before Thomas and the orchestra leave for their tour of the East Coast. That tour had originally included two concert dates in Chapel Hill, N.C., but the Symphony canceled those appearances in December in response to the passage of HB2, the North Carolina law that overturned transgender protections.
“‘This special evening honors the essential contributions that LGBTQ composers have made in shaping the American musical sound,’ Thomas said in a statement.”