Saturday, February 25, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Rhapsody in Blue
Join the Pittsburgh Symphony and guest conductor Lahav Shani (debut) as they perform landmark works honoring the city of New York by America’s most celebrated composers. The concert opens with Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question and Kurt Weill's Symphony No. 2. Ives, son of George Ives, wrote his composition in 1906 but it remains a touchstone for avant-garde composers throughout the 20th century. Symphonic in conception, Weill's symphony embraces the melodies, harmonies and even feeling of his popular Broadway works. Pianist Jon Kimura Parker joins the orchestra for Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin’s iconic jazz-concerto, filled with driving rhythms and rich melodies. Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story brings the program to a rousing close.
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine have blue laws that prohibit the majority of retailers from opening on Thanksgiving Day. While certain exceptions restaurants, gas stations, and food stores exist, most of the major stores will be closed on Thanksgiving in those three states. This creates quite a rush around 12 am or 1 am on Black Friday morning is comparable to how things used to be before Thanksgiving openings became so popular.
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