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.
Last Friday president-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwanese President, breaking decades of U.S. protocol, opening the door to potential trouble with China, which refuses to recognize the island as a separate nation. The phone call received was described as congratulatory, and is believed to be the first conversation between an American president and a Taiwanese leader since 1979, when U.S. diplomatic relations were terminated, no longer seen as an independent sovereignty. However Washington has sold $12 billion worth of arms and has an agreement to help defend Taiwan.
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