Friday, April 07, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Dohnanyi Conducts Brahms
World-renowned German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi returns to conduct the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra after more than a decade since his last appearance. Widely admired for his interpretations of Romantic music, Gramophone described his recording of Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 as “easily the best and most vital of his series, spontaneous in its forward-looking energy.” Paired with Schumann, Dohnányi also will present the second chapter of the season-long Brahms cycle with a performance of his rustic Symphony No. 2. With this esteemed conductor joining forces with the distinguished Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, this outstanding weekend of artistic excellence is not one to miss!
"so it is" Opening Reception
Join the Mattress Factory for an Opening Reception celebration of “so it is," an exhibition curated by John Carson featuring the work of seven artists from Northern Ireland. All ages are welcome.
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?