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.
United Steelworkers union leaders are asking Washington legislators to press the Trump Administration to move forward on their Investigation of steel imports and it's impact on the U.S. econo9my and national security. USW asserts that imports have surged 21 percent since April when the investigation was initiated, undermining national security and harming critical infrastructure, while forcing plant closures and job losses. Despite reports that the investigation had been completed, there's been no public release or relief provided.
Do you think the 2017 Pennsylvania funding plan will be approved in September?