Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood
Heinz Weissenstein / BSO

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer of 2018 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth through film, dance, and, of course, astonishing music.

Boston Ballet / Gene Schiavone

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00 PM

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Boston Ballet

Baiba Skride, violin

It's a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's centennial! Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a wide exploration of the American composer's works, including ballet music performed by the BSO and Boston Ballet.

BERNSTEIN Fancy Free
BERNSTEIN Divertimento for Orchestra
BERNSTEIN Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)

Todd Rosenberg

Friday, August 10, 2018
8:00 PM

Recorded at Tanglewood on August 27, 2016

The superstar cellist is the guest soloist in works written for him by John Williams and a concerto by Haydn, and Michael Stern conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in pieces by Bernstein and Respighi.

Michael Stern, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On The Waterfront
HAYDN Cello Concerto in C
WILLIAMS Heartwood, for cello and orchestra
WILLIAMS Rosewood and Pickin', for solo cello
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome

IMG Artists; Kristina Choe Jacinth; Becca Fay; courtesy of the artists

Saturday, August 4, 2018

8:00 PM

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Nadine Sierra, soprano
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Elliot Madore, baritone
Eric Owens, bass

Bramwell Tovey leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a cast of singers in Bernstein's song cycle "Songfest," a celebration of America through poetry and music.

Hear Bramwell Tovey on Songfest and meeting and working with Leonard Bernstein:

BERNSTEIN Songfest

Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood
Heinz Weissenstein / BSO

Saturday, July 28, 2018
8:00 PM

Recorded at Symphony Hall on May 30, 2018

Boston Pops Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Matthew Anderson, Teresa Blume, Aimee Doherty, David McFerrin, and Andrew Tighe, vocalists

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops celebrate Leonard Bernstein's centennial in a program of his most celebrated works, including "West Side Story" and "Candide."
 

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