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.”
Pittsburgh Steelers selected defensive end T.J. Watt with the 30th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night. He comes with certain pedigree as his two older brothers J.J. and Derek already playing in the NFL. However the 6-foot-4, 252-pound Watt started just one season at Wisconsin but picked up 11-1/2 sacks last year. This is the fourth time in five years the Steelers picked someone for linebacker in the first round.
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