Friday, February 10, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky’s score captures the true magic of The Sleeping Beauty. The composer himself thought it to be one of his best works. It is a “dancing symphony” about fate and life, woven from an old tale of a princess who pricks her finger and is put under a 100-year spell to be awakened only by the kiss of a handsome prince. Dynamic virtuoso Colin Currie makes his debut with Composer of the Year Sir James MacMillan’s dazzling and sensational percussion concerto, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, one of his most performed works. Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony open the program with Prokofiev’s much-loved Classical Symphony.
President Trump is calling for a 20% tariff on softwood lumber coming from Canada. This long standing dispute centers on Canadian provinces that have allegedly allowed loggers to cut down trees at reduced rates and sell them at low prices. Claiming Canada has for years been improperly subsidizing its softwood exports causing great harm to the US industry. therefore duties will be applied retroactively for 90 days. Canadian Prime Minister warned that thickening this border between us will be hurting people on both sides.
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