Sunday, March 12, 2017
Phipps in Photos: 1893 - Present
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Celebrate a blast from Phipps' past as you view a selection of historic photos of our display rooms and see the remarkable transformations these rooms have undergone from 1893 until 2017. Friday only, chat with docents to learn about the rooms and the Conservatory’s colorful history. We invite you to bring your own photos at Phipps with you and share your memories with us. This event is free with the price of Conservatory admission. Exhibit on display Friday 3/10 from 2 - 8 p.m., and all day Saturday 3/11 and Sunday 3/12.
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.”
The Pennsylvania Tourism Office reported to a state House Committee that efforts to market itself as a destination for tourists is falling behind neighboring states due to six years of funding cuts now a $10 million budget being outspent by New York 5-1 and Virginia 3-1. Reporting studies showing Pennsylvania losing 37 million visitors-spending $7.7 billion and over $400 million lost in state tax revenue due to underfunding tourism efforts. The report concluded that an investment in tourism generates more income for the Commonwealth.
KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll If Democrats decide to filibuster Judge Gorsuch nomination should Republicans deploy the nuclear option allowing his confirmation with a simple majority?