Bernstein: Broadway and Beyond
with The Philadelphia Orchestra
July 18th, 2018
Unless you've been traveling off the planet the past few months, you can't and don't want to escape the exuberant celebrations of the 100th birthday of America's first truly international conductor superstar, Leonard Bernstein.
"Lenny" was beloved in Philadelphia, where he studied at The Curtis Institute and eventually conducted The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music and many times at the Mann. The wide range of his gifts as a composer, conductor and pianist are offered in this concert, a tribute to the polymath he was. Broadway was a second home to Bernstein, and in addition to the perennial favorite Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, we offer a rich array of his songs from other shows, both well-known and less so, and the world premiere of a newly commissioned work South Side, Symphonic Dances by acclaimed American composer Darin Atwater. This signature concert is part of the Mann's fifth community festival, Brilliantly Bernstein: Beyond the Baton.
Bernstein performed and recorded Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue throughout his career and Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear has performed it worldwide as well.
Kensho Watanabe, conductor
Alexandra Schoeny, soprano
Joseph Lattanzi, baritone
Stewart Goodyear, piano
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - 21:00
Atwater South Side, Symphonic Dances (world premiere Mann Center commission) - 18:00
Bernstein "Simple Song," from MASS (Joseph Lattanzi) - 3:00
Bernstein "The Great Lover," from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town - 1:45
Bernstein "Lonely Town," from On the Town (Joseph Lattanzi) - 3:30
Bernstein "Who Am I?," from Peter Pan (Alexandra Schoeny) - 3:45
Bernstein "Glitter and Be Gay," from Candide (Alexandra Schoeny) - 4:00
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Stewart Goodyear) - 16:00
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