Sunday, April 30, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Majestic Bruckner
Join Manfred Honeck for his second weekend of the Viennese Celebration and a look into the latter half of the Romantic period, as he takes the stage with Bruckner’s majestic Symphony No. 8. Sometimes nicknamed The Apocalyptic, the Eighth Symphony rises from a doom-laden opening to a noble third movement, and is some of the most ecstatic music the composer has ever created. Acclaimed for their interpretation of Bruckner, following their recent Grammy Award nomination, the epic Symphony No. 8 with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is not to be missed.
The American Civil Liberties Union is angry with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe after they say he blamed the organization for the violence in Charlottesville last Saturday. The Governor contends the City wanted to move the demonstration out of downtown to an open field park but the ACLU threatened a lawsuit. ACLU places responsibility on passive law enforcement unable to ensure the safety of both protesters and counter-protesters, seeming to be waiting for violence to take place so they could declare an unlawful assembly and clear the area.
Should Pennsylvania call a constitutional convention to revamp state government?