Leonard Bernstein at 100

Category: Music

Past Dates & Times
  • Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 8pm

Chrysler Hall 
215 St Pauls Blvd


Virginia Symphony Orchestra JoAnn Falletta, conductor Virginia Chorale, Charles Woodward, Artistic Director Jamie Bernstein, narrator Todd Rosenlieb Dance Soloist from Virginia Children’s Chorus Robert McDuffie, violin Jon Manasse, clarinet If any single performance could encompass the breadth of Bernstein’s genius, this selection of works does. The audience is taken on a breathtaking ride through the joyful celebration of the Chichester Psalms, the darkly intricate beauty of the Serenade, featuring Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie, the transporting Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and the knife-edge jazz of Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, written for Benny Goodman and performed here by award-winning clarinetist Jon Manasse, with Todd Rosenlieb Dance performing Rosenlieb’s original choreography. Bernstein’s daughter Jamie will host this spectacular celebration and speak of her father’s legacy. Leonard Bernstein at 100 is the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein. Virginia Arts Festival is pleased to join hundreds of arts institutions and ensembles around the world in celebrating the contributions of this seminal artist.

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