In celebration of the life and legacy of composer & conductor Leonard Bernstein, Classical 91.5 shares these special programs with listeners, along with music by our local hosts throughout the week of August 20-25.
3:00pm The New York Philharmonic (a whole month of Bernstein programs)
8/5 Leonard Bernstein and the Gustav Mahler Revival Mahler: Symphony No. 4, Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand, Adagio from Symphony No. 10 (Reri Grist, s; Adele Addison; Lucine Amara; Lili Chookasian; Jennie Tourel; Richard Tucker; Ezio Flagello; George London; Schola Cantorum; Julliard Chorus; Columbus Boychoir)
8/12 Leonard Bernstein and Young People: A Celebration of Young People’s Concerts Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Debussy: La Mer Stravinsky: Petrushka Revueltas: Sensamaya Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 Ravel: Bolero
8/19 The Year 1958 Schumann: Manfred Overture Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht Copland: Orchestral Variations Gershwin: Cuban Overture Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Vladimir Ashkenazy, p; Dmitri Mitropoulos and Zubin Mehta, cond)
8/26 A Century of Bernstein, Part I Bernstein: Overture to Candide Schumann: Manfred Overture J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Thomson: Excerpts from Four Saints in Three Acts Bernstein: Chichester Psalms Russo: Symphony No. 2, Titans Debussy: Rhapsody for Saxophone and Piano H. Brubeck, Ii: Andante-Ballad from Dialogues for Jazz Combo & Orchestra
(John Wummer, f; Isaac Stern, v; Betty Allen; ms; McHentry Baotwright, bs; Lee Venora, s; Arnold Voketaitis, bar; Robert Eckert, t; Choral Art Society, William Jonson, dir; John Bogart, a; Camerata Singers, Abraham Kaplan, dir; Maynard Ferguson, tn; Sigurd Rascher, sax; Dave Brubeck Quartet)
8/26 Remembering Lenny A centenary tribute to one of America’s most original composers and profoundly influential musicians, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).
1:00pm Leonard Bernstein: America’s Music Teacher
8/20 Leonard Bernstein, celebrated American composer & conductor, devoted much of his life to music education, through his Young Person’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, television specials, lectures and writings. In this two-hour special, host Andrea Blain looks at Bernstein’s novel and eclectic approach to teaching. We’ll hear works by Beethoven, Mahler, Debussy, Ives and Copland which demonstrates Bernstein’s approach to musical style, form and content.
7:00pm Exploring Music
Week of August 20, 2018 - Leonard Bernstein at 100 - Bill visited the 6th annual Tucson Desert Song Festival for their celebration of “Leonard Bernstein at 100.” George Hanson, artistic director of the festival, welcomed Exploring Music to a week of lectures, workshops, master classes, and sunshine, along with beautiful performances of Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Mass, and the Kaddish Symphony, featuring a new narration written and performed by the maestro’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein. Celebrate the centennial of an American icon with a week of music from the Tucson Desert Song Festival, in partnership with the Arizona Early Music Society, Arizona Opera, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Ballet Tucson, New York Festival of Song, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, and the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music.
5:00pm Bernstein: From Broadway to Hollywood
8/25 As we celebrate the centennial of American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein (8/25/1918), host Lynne Warfel presents a musical celebration of Bernstein’s works for stage and screen, including Candide, On the Town and West Side Story.