A Bernstein Centennial Festival Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a weekend showcasing the broad spectrum of his music.
Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony | AUG. 24, 2018 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano Slava!, A Political Overture Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Symphony No. 1, “Jeremiah”
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The opening festival concert spotlights the symphonic music of Leonard Bernstein. Full of both pulsating Latin rhythms and of lyrical and thoroughly romantic music, the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story weaves together many of the most memorable moments and melodies from the celebrated musical. And the “Jeremiah” Symphony, with references in biblical texts, evokes emotional states and illuminates humanity’s struggle to have faith in itself.
Bernstein On The Town | AUG. 25, 2018 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor David Shifrin clarinet Three Dance Episodes from On the Town Sonata for Clarinet Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront Jazz, Film, and Broadway music are the focus of the second festival concert. Experience music from On The Town and On the Waterfront. Plus celebrated clarinetist David Shifrin will perform the jazzy Prelude, Fugue and Riffs and the lyrical Sonata for Clarinet and Orchestra.
Voices of Bernstein | AUG. 26, 2018 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano Michael Adams baritone Bernstein Festival Chorus Overture to Candide Three Dances from Fancy Free Selections from Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Arias and Barcarolles, and more Chichester Psalms The festival concludes with an afternoon of vocal music. Enjoy selections from Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Arias and Barcarolles, and more with vocalists Kelley O’Connor and Michael Adams. Plus, the FWSO is joined by a chorus for a performance of the hopeful and lifeaffirming, jazzy and contemporary Chichester Psalms. 16