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.
A majority of Americans, 58 percent, would support military intervention in North Korea if the U.S. is unable to achieve its goals diplomatically or through economic sanctions according to a new Gallup poll. In 2003, the last time Gallup asked this question, only 47 percent approved OF military action. However there's a strong partisan divide as the vast majority of Republicans, 82 percent, would support military intervention, compared with only 37 percent of Democrats. Still most Americans, 59 percent, do not think an attack from North Korea is imminent.
Would you be in favor of delaying the start of school to 8:30am for high school students?