Thursday, July 18, 2013
Brooklyn Rider: A Walking Fire - Musical Excursions to Clejani, Budapest, and Esfahan
Experience the excitement of Brooklyn Rider's musical excursion through Romania, Hungary, and Persia while enjoying complimentary food and drink! Praised for its “stunningly imaginative” performances (Lucid Culture), the adventurous, intrepid string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that continues to attract legions of fans and draw critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble,” and Vice likens Brooklyn Rider to “motocross daredevils who never screw up a stunt.” For tickets and information, visit http://pittsburghchambermusic.org/BrooklynRider.php
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer, will be granted parole in November. Pollard, who served 30 years of a life sentence for spying for Israel, will be required to remain in the United States for five years. The Obama Administration has dismissed the notion that Pollard’s release is tied to any other foreign policy issues, including the Iran nuclear deal.
Do you agree with the Boy Scouts decision to allow openly gay people to serve as scout leaders?