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.

Leonard Bernstein
Courtesy of The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.

Friday, September 22, 2017

5:30 PM

Opening Night
Leonard Bernstein Centennial Season Celebration

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Elizabeth Rowe, flute
Julia Bullock, soprano
Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano and host

ALL-BERNSTEIN PROGRAM
Divertimento for Orchestra
Halil, for flute and orchestra
Vocal selections
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

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Leonard Bernstein at the Berlin Wall, 1989
Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath

When I listen to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, I wonder if he had any idea how the central words of the chorus would be taken up as a rallying cry, right at the apex of history, more than a hundred years after he set them to music.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Decca

Friday, July 21, 2017
8:00 PM

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

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Todd Rosenberg

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Originally recorded August 27, 2016

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

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