Friday, March 17, 2017
Environmental Film Series: Growing Cities
7 - 9 p.m.
Strap in for a road trip across America and meet dozens of men and women who are challenging the way we grow and distribute food. Growing Cities explores the revolutionary ways in which urban farmers are cultivating their food — and building communities, too. Discussion will be led by two Phipps staff: Community Outreach Coordinator Lauren Delorenze, who oversees of the Homegrown edible gardening program; and Adult Education Coordinator Gabe Tilove, who oversees the Master Gardener program.
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BOLERO!
An evening of French music to enchant! (Coincidentally, all of it was originally written for ballet.) French conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony to celebrate the city of Paris. The program’s second half offers movements from Offenbach’s La Gaîté Parisienne, depicting a scene from a fashionable Parisian café in the mid-1800s. To follow, the orchestra will perform Ravel’s pulsating Boléro, which premiered at the Paris Opera in November 1928. Tortelier also leads the orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky’s Pétrushka, which tells the story of the loves and jealousies among three puppets. Maestro Tortelier chose to perform the 1947 version, which is the same year of his birth, in celebration of his 70th birthday!
President Kim Jong Un said North Korea is ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as President Trump prepares to call the leaders of China and Japan. The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to mounting concern over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.
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