Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Noah Bendix-Balgley with David Allen Wehr
We are excited to present the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s new concertmaster, Noah Bendix-Balgley, in a violin recital. Mr. Bendix-Balgley won 1st prize at the Vibrarte International Music Competition and the International Violin Competition “Andrea Postacchini.” He will be accompanied by pianist David Allen Wehr , who currently holds the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University and who has collected numerous prestigious awards throughout his performing career.
Now that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other's capitals, the State Department must formally notify Congress of its intent to reopen the embassy in Havana. Congress then has 15 days to review the notification. There's virtually nothing U.S. lawmakers can do to prevent the upgrading of the existing mission to an embassy. They could block or slow down the approval of an ambassador's nomination.
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