Sunday, February 12, 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.
James Damore a software engineer was fired from Google last week accused of perpetuating gender stereotypes in an essay he authored on company diversity. His memo received backing from members of Alt-Right groups who believe his First Amendment rights to free speech was violated and were planning protests outside Google offices in nine cities on Saturday including Pittsburgh, but were canceled. March organizers claimed they had received credible terrorist threats from known Alt-Left groups and were concerned for the safety of their march participants in wake of the Charlottesville violence.
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