Sunday, April 02, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Pictures at an Exhibition
Currently artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, music director of the Shanghai Symphony and artistic director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, distinguished Chinese conductor Long Yu makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut with Pictures at an Exhibition. Mussorgsky’s showpiece for piano, later orchestrated by Ravel, vividly depicts 10 paintings by Mussorgsky’s friend Viktor Hartmann. Principal viola Randolph Kelly takes center stage for Paganini’s virtuosic Sonata per la Grand Viola, which was given its Pittsburgh premiere by Kelly.
Gettysburg is site of the bloodiest battle in the war between the Union and Confederacy. 1,325 monuments, markers, and plaques, commemorate and memorialize the 46,000 soldiers who died during the battle at Gettysburg. Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments will NOT be removed from the battlefield, stating that they are committed to safe guarding these unique and site-specific memorials in perpetuity.
Should Senator Manchin accept the offer to run the Department of Energy if appointed?