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.”
President Trump revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of his predecessor. President Obama last May gave the bathroom directive to public schools for transgender students threatening to withhold funding for schools that did not comply. The Trump administration rescinded those guidelines arguing states and public schools should make their own decisions without federal interference. Transgender legal advocates criticized the states' rights argument, saying it's a civil rights issue under the purview of federal government enforcement.
Do you agree with the court's decision to have removed the Ten Commandments monument from outside a local high school gymnasium?