Friday, March 10, 2017
George Orwell's timely novel comes to life as Winston, a young employee in the Ministry of Truth who corrects "errors,” faces the consequences of falling in love and creating his own truth in a dangerous society of surveillance, identity and control by "Big Brother."
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Mozart in Prague
Slovakian conductor Juraj Valčuha returns to Pittsburgh with a program inspired by Prague, from Smetana’s famous Moldau, depicting the river flowing through the city, to Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, premiered in Prague in 1787. This weekend also features the debut of Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi performing Dvořák’s Piano Concerto, last heard in Heinz Hall over a decade ago. The program closes with Dvořák’s colorful Carnival Overture, in which the composer depicts a city at nightfall, filled with “shouts of joy and unrestrained hilarity.”
Some Senate Democrats want to delay the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch until after the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russians. Democrats still smarting over Republican's refusal last year to consider Judge Merrick Garland, Obama's nominee, because they wanted the next president elect to choose. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer contends if the shoe were on the other foot and a Democratic president was under investigation, Republicans wouldn't be filling a Supreme Court seat. Should the Senate hold off confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court until after the FBI investigation of President Trump's campaign?
Do you believe recent unlawful leaks of classified information to the press are acts of espionage?