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.”
President Trump tweeted Wednesday "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military…as they must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail".
Should the courts be allowed to determine medical care against family wishes when patient's "best interest" is at stake?