Friday, March 10, 2017
George Orwell's timely novel comes to life as Winston, a young employee in the Ministry of Truth who corrects "errors,” faces the consequences of falling in love and creating his own truth in a dangerous society of surveillance, identity and control by "Big Brother."
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Mozart in Prague
Slovakian conductor Juraj Valčuha returns to Pittsburgh with a program inspired by Prague, from Smetana’s famous Moldau, depicting the river flowing through the city, to Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, premiered in Prague in 1787. This weekend also features the debut of Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi performing Dvořák’s Piano Concerto, last heard in Heinz Hall over a decade ago. The program closes with Dvořák’s colorful Carnival Overture, in which the composer depicts a city at nightfall, filled with “shouts of joy and unrestrained hilarity.”
President Trump is not ruling out a pardon for the former National Security Adviser and retired general Michael Flynn. When asked, the President said "I don't want to talk about pardons yet. We'll see. But I can say this, when you look at what's gone on with the FBI and with the justice department, people are very angry." Earlier this month Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI about his back-channel negotiations with the Russian ambassador before Trump took office but after he was elected.
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