Saturday, June 03, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Mahler's Resurrection
“Why have you lived? Why have you suffered? Is it all some huge, awful joke? We have to answer these questions somehow if we are to go on living – indeed, even if we are only to go on dying!” Mahler raises these questions in the first movement of his Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection,” questions that are later answered in the finale. Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra, along with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and outstanding soloists Christina Landshamer and Gerhild Romberger, in a performance of this monumental symphony.
Thom Pain (based on nothing)
A moving solo show and Pulitzer Prize Finalist He's just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life—in that order. In his quest for salvation, he'll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row. Thom Pain (based on nothing) is one man's attempt to mythologize the loss of innocence we all experience when we shift, sometimes in a single moment, from child to adult.
In the wake of the hazing death of Timothy Piazza two lawsuits have been filed against Penn State alleging university officials failed to respond appropriately to persistent problems with hazing and alcohol use at its fraternities. Grand jury report found "a permissive atmosphere fostered by the Pennsylvania State University Interfraternity Council" led to Piazza's death. Penn State did halt pledging and enacted restrictions on alcohol consumption and social functions within its Greek community. However both LSU and Texas State temporarily suspended all Greek activities from campus after students recently died of alcohol poisoning at their schools.
KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll Should Al Franken resign from the Senate for his sexual harassment and misconduct?