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.
Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale wants an audit review of the state's $10 million funding for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last summer. The money was intended to be spent on event expenses including the venue license and construction costs. However year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission reveal a $4 million surplus from public and private money raised, while showing the convention's host committee paying out nearly $1 million in bonuses for staff members and awarding grants for Philadelphia schools and nonprofits.
Should the U.S. withdraw from NATO if other members refuse to commit more to their common defense?