Sunday, April 09, 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!
Some Senate Democrats want to delay the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch until after the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russians. Democrats still smarting over Republican's refusal last year to consider Judge Merrick Garland, Obama's nominee, because they wanted the next president elect to choose. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer contends if the shoe were on the other foot and a Democratic president was under investigation, Republicans wouldn't be filling a Supreme Court seat. Should the Senate hold off confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court until after the FBI investigation of President Trump's campaign?
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