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
President Obama will ask Congress for more than 1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, and has been linked to a surge of children born with abnormally small heads and brains in Latin America. The World Health Organization has declared the growing outbreak a global medical emergency. The continental U.S. has yet to see any cases of transmission by mosquitoes, but Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories that are typically warmer are on alert for a possible outbreak.
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