Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the legendary composer, conductor, and pianist will be celebrated in a concert of his music marking the 100th anniversary of his birth. From Broadway to the concert stage, Bernstein embodied the eclectic nature of America’s melting pot fusing popular and classical styles. The performance will feature works from his classic Broadway scores, On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and West Side Story, as well as selections from his lesser-known exquisite incidental music for Peter Pan. Cellist Alison Rowe will join her parents, Paul Rowe and Cheryl Bensman-Rowe, in selections from Mass, Songfest and in the beautiful Dream With Me. Pianists Martha Fischer and Bill Lutes will join the Rowes in a performance of one of Bernstein’s last major works for two singers and two pianists, Arias and Barcarolles in which “Lenny” fully explored the range of styles and subject matter that represent his unique achievement in American music. There will be a short sing-along at the end of the concert in some favorite and familiar Bernstein hits.
This is a ticketed event. $17 adults, $7 children. Free to music majors, faculty and staff. To avoid long lines, we suggest arriving 30 minutes early or buying tickets ahead of time, either in person or online. Please see link below.