Running a truly excellent orchestra has advantages. Getting truly excellent conductors, for one. And being able to pull off more interesting programs of challenging but rewarding music. The BRSO, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and this concert of Berg & Mahler all fit that bill!
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus’s outskirts on Sunday, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to 16 people, a medical worker and war monitors said.
BAGHDAD, SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – U.S.-backed Iraqi forces began moving on Sunday toward Mosul’s airport, the first target of a ground offensive to capture the western side of the city that remains under control of Islamic State, the Iraqi military said.
MUNICH (Reuters) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons can never be condoned.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian police said on Sunday that four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fled Malaysia on the day of the killing.
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai police ordered thousands of worshippers to leave the country’s biggest Buddhist temple on Sunday so it can intensify its search for its former abbot, who is wanted on money-laundering charges.
The head of Sainsbury’s says the system is “archaic”, amid a row over England’s latest revaluation.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China understands South Korea’s need to protect its security but Seoul still needs to respect Beijing’s concerns about the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his South Korean counterpart.
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