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
MLB Commissioner Manfred wants to speed up baseball's slow pace as the average time of a nine-inning game lasted three hours last season, an increase of four minutes from 2015. Manfred wants a :20 limit between pitches awarding the batter a ball if violated, but only when the bases are empty. Presently :24 is the average. The players union has steadfastly opposed a pitch clock fearing arm fatigue and possible injury shortening careers.
KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll Which of these factors contributed most to the record increase of motor vehicle deaths in 2016?