Sunday, April 09, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Dohnanyi Conducts Brahms
World-renowned German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi returns to conduct the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra after more than a decade since his last appearance. Widely admired for his interpretations of Romantic music, Gramophone described his recording of Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 as “easily the best and most vital of his series, spontaneous in its forward-looking energy.” Paired with Schumann, Dohnányi also will present the second chapter of the season-long Brahms cycle with a performance of his rustic Symphony No. 2. With this esteemed conductor joining forces with the distinguished Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, this outstanding weekend of artistic excellence is not one to miss!
A bill is before the state Senate which would eliminate school property taxes and replace the revenue by raising the personal income tax from 3 to roughly 5 percent, and raising the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent while broadening the number of items subject to the tax. Similar legislation came before the Senate in November 2015 and ended in a 24-24 vote with the Lt. Gov. breaking the tie with a no vote.
Should O.J. Simpson be granted parole?