Thursday, July 18, 2013
Brooklyn Rider: A Walking Fire - Musical Excursions to Clejani, Budapest, and Esfahan
Experience the excitement of Brooklyn Rider's musical excursion through Romania, Hungary, and Persia while enjoying complimentary food and drink! Praised for its “stunningly imaginative” performances (Lucid Culture), the adventurous, intrepid string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that continues to attract legions of fans and draw critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble,” and Vice likens Brooklyn Rider to “motocross daredevils who never screw up a stunt.” For tickets and information, visit http://pittsburghchambermusic.org/BrooklynRider.php
For this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, the city of Pittsburgh will be paying police officers to patrol Market Square. In years past merchants in Market Square paid for off-duty officers to ensure the safety of revelers. Fraternal Order of Police head Mike LaPorte is questioning this policy, saying taxpayer dollars should not be used to pay for a private event.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with Rutgers University's decision to stand by its invitation to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be this year's commencement speaker?