Sunday, April 02, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Pictures at an Exhibition
Currently artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, music director of the Shanghai Symphony and artistic director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, distinguished Chinese conductor Long Yu makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut with Pictures at an Exhibition. Mussorgsky’s showpiece for piano, later orchestrated by Ravel, vividly depicts 10 paintings by Mussorgsky’s friend Viktor Hartmann. Principal viola Randolph Kelly takes center stage for Paganini’s virtuosic Sonata per la Grand Viola, which was given its Pittsburgh premiere by Kelly.
O.J. Simpson, the Hall-of-Fame football player famously acquitted in his wife's murder before heading to prison for a Las Vegas hotel robbery in 2007, is scheduled for a parole hearing on July 20th. Found guilty of 12 charges including armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping he was given a sentence of 9 to 33 years. However reports of his good behavior in prison along with being 69 years old make Simpson's parole a good possibility. Should O.J. Simpson be granted parole?
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