Friday, June 02, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Mahler's Resurrection
“Why have you lived? Why have you suffered? Is it all some huge, awful joke? We have to answer these questions somehow if we are to go on living – indeed, even if we are only to go on dying!” Mahler raises these questions in the first movement of his Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection,” questions that are later answered in the finale. Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra, along with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and outstanding soloists Christina Landshamer and Gerhild Romberger, in a performance of this monumental symphony.
Thom Pain (based on nothing)
A moving solo show and Pulitzer Prize Finalist He's just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life—in that order. In his quest for salvation, he'll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row. Thom Pain (based on nothing) is one man's attempt to mythologize the loss of innocence we all experience when we shift, sometimes in a single moment, from child to adult.
All 12 jurors in the upcoming Bill Cosby sex-assault trial have been seated after three days of jury selection here in Pittsburgh, although the case actually will be tried about 300 miles away in Montgomery County. Nearly half of the 93 prospective jurors gathered acknowledged during polling that they had an opinion about the criminal case. The decision to pick the jury in Pittsburgh was court-ordered due to extensive pretrial publicity.
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