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Sep. 28th, 2017



In several concerts this season the BSO celebrates the centennial of the great Leonard Bernstein, the legendary conductor, Broadway and concert composer, pianist, educator, and personality whose talent changed the course of American music. Born in Lawrence, MA, in 1918, Bernstein attended Boston Latin School and Harvard University. A member of the very first class of the Tanglewood Music Center in 1940 and a protégé of legendary BSO conductor Serge Koussevitzky, Bernstein remained a dynamic, irrepressible, and inspiring presence at Tanglewood for fifty years. Led by Andris Nelsons, this Opening Night program features popular vocal selections sung by host Frederica von Stade and acclaimed soprano Julia Bullock, as well as BSO principal flute Elizabeth Rowe. Bookending the program are the composer's delightfully varied Divertimento and familiar, vibrant music drawn from "West Side Story".

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mapol
Sep. 28th, 2017 11:40 pm (UTC)
Is the the Boston Symphony Orchestra that will celebrate Bernstein's 100th Birthday by a number of
West Side Story concerts? Just curious.
petzipellepingo
Sep. 29th, 2017 07:10 am (UTC)
Re: Is the the Boston Symphony Orchestra that will celebrate Bernstein's 100th Birthday by a number
If you mean the one in MA then yes.
mapol
Sep. 29th, 2017 02:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Is the the Boston Symphony Orchestra that will celebrate Bernstein's 100th Birthday by a number
Okay, thanks, Petzi.

I saw the West Side Story (1961 film)/Boston Symphony Orchestra concert 4 years ago, both at Tanglewood, and at Boston's Syphony Hall, where I attended all three performances, and enjoyed it immensely. Here's hoping that they bring the same concert back here to Boston and/or Tanglewood in the near future.
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