Bernstein @The Bowl!
- By Arlene Winnick
- Photo Courtesy of LA Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein is my hero. He was simply a brilliant and talented conductor, composer, and champion of music for all. I grew up on his “Young People’s Concerts” which aired on CBS in the 1960’s. I remember the stories he told about the music and was amazed as he played the piano and conducted the orchestra at the same time.
On July 10th, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic will honor Bernstein and his legacy on the 100th anniversary of his birth with a stellar concert at the Hollywood Bowl featuring a program of his most beloved music. Joining the orchestra for the performance is Broadway star and Tony winning vocalist Sutton Foster making her Bowl debut.
The Bernstein 100 Celebration with Dudamel is part of more than 2,500 events planned around the globe in 2018 celebrating the centennial called, The Year of Lenny. Bernstein’s universal appeal stems from his unique (often controversial) talent of moving with ease, grace and a bit of flamboyance between the popular and the classical music worlds and sharing this joy with his audiences.
The evening’s all Bernstein program opens with a Prelude, Fugue and Riffs followed by selection from On the Town and three meditations from Mass. A series of selections from Wonderful Town follow and the program concludes with the always popular West Side Story symphonic dances.
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