Luminaries from the worlds of musical theater, dance, and classical music join forces to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of American musical icon Leonard Bernstein.
In a program that celebrates the wealth and breadth of Leonard Bernstein's music, Misty Copeland
and Tony Yazbeck are featured in the Dream Ballet from On the Town
, and Paquito d'Rivera shines
the spotlight on Bernstein jazz in Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
. Musical theater highlights include
"Maria" and "Cool" (with The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6) from West Side Story
as well as
"Glitter and Be Gay" (with Erin Morley as Cunegonde), "Auto-da-fe" (featuring George Takei as
Pangloss), and "Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide
. The Choral Arts Society of Washington
and National Cathedral treble soloist Enzo Baldanza perform Chichester Psalms
, and artists from
Wolf Trap Opera offer selections from Songfest
Overture from Candide
Excerpts from Songfest
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Excerpts from On The Town
Excerpts from West Side Story
Excerpts from Candide
A Pre-Performance Discussion is offered on the Old Farmhouse Lawn. These discussions offer insight and interpretation of the evening's performance. They begin 1 hour before the scheduled show time and end with plenty of time to reach your seat before the show starts.
Bernstein at 100
If you like NSO: Bernstein at 100, you might also like Ludovico Einaudi, NSO: The Best of Wagner's Ring, or NSO: Verdi's Rigoletto.