Leonard Bernstein News

Date of Birth: August 25, 1918
Date of Death: October 14, 1990 (72)
Birth Place: Lawrence, MA, USA
Gender: Male

by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

 The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) has teamed up with  Kaufman Music Center for JMF's sixth consecutive year of the Accentuate the Positive program, which teaches elementary school students the art of songwriting and introduces them to The Great American Songbook. This year, Accentuate the Positive will touch the lives of over 600 students in seven underserved New York City elementary schools. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Join San Francisco Symphony in 'PRIDE' Concert After North Carolina CancellationsAudra McDonald to Join San Francisco Symphony in 'PRIDE' Concert After North Carolina Cancellations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On April 4, 2017, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, along with Broadway star Audra McDonald, celebrate the Bay Area's spirit of inclusion and diversity with a special concert in Davies Symphony Hall recognizing and supporting the Bay Area LGBTQ community. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Offers a Winning Jerome Robbins Triple BillBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Offers a Winning Jerome Robbins Triple Bill
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 27, 2017

On the evening of Saturday, February 25th 2017 at the Koch Theater, a triple bill showed off the versatility and genius of Jerome Robbins, who with George Balanchine was a Founding Choreographer of NYCB. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Presents A Salute To David Amram at Tribeca Performing Arts CenterHighlights In Jazz Presents A Salute To David Amram at Tribeca Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, proudly continues its 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC with A Salute To David Amram. (more...)

BWW Review: Julia Migenes Lovingly Shares DEBUSSY: HIS LETTERS AND MUSIC at the Odyssey TheatreBWW Review: Julia Migenes Lovingly Shares DEBUSSY: HIS LETTERS AND MUSIC at the Odyssey Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Feb 26, 2017

Celebrated soprano Julia Migenes has returned to L.A. with the world premiere of DEBUSSY: HIS LETTERS AND MUSIC, her newest musical portrait of legendary French composer Claude Debussy. Her exploration of his life - his youth, his determination to find his own musical path while battling the more conservative musical world, and his great wit - begins with his actual letters, then integrates his music. Accompanied on piano by Manuel Arellano, currently a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at El Camino College whose fingers literally fly over the keys, the show is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak who allows Ms. Migenes to shine brilliantly whether she is reading, singing, or interacting with the audience. (more...)

Grammy Nominated Band Ambrosia to Play Broadway Theatre of PitmanGrammy Nominated Band Ambrosia to Play Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The Los Angeles-born musicians have been nominated for five Grammy awards, have had five Hit Singles, Heavy FM Airplay and the admiration of the musical community. Featuring songs 'The Biggest Part of Me,' 'How Much I Feel,' 'Holdin' On To Yesterday,' among many more! With sold out concerts around the world, you won't want to miss this show at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman! (more...)

Audra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 SeasonAudra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops' 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra's home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)

Resonance Works Presents a Celebration of Stephen SondheimResonance Works Presents a Celebration of Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

RESONANCE WORKS presents Side by Side by Sondheim on Saturday March 4 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday March 5 at 3:00 p.m. in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom congregation in Shadyside. The evening is a celebration of the wit and genius of musical theater's most influential artist of the last half-century - Stephen Sondheim. This Tony-nominated revue features music from his early work including selections from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures, plus his collaborations with musical legends Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers. (more...)

Deutsche Grammophon Honors the Vienna Philharmonic's 175th Anniversary with Wiener Philharmoniker 175th Anniversary EditionDeutsche Grammophon Honors the Vienna Philharmonic's 175th Anniversary with Wiener Philharmoniker 175th Anniversary Edition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Deutsche Grammophon celebrates the 175th anniversary of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with the release of Wiener Philharmoniker 175th Anniversary Edition, a deluxe limited edition box set of 44 CDs and one DVD, featuring a selection of the most notable albums the orchestra has released on the label. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Announces 2018 Mainstage Season and GalaPalm Beach Opera Announces 2018 Mainstage Season and Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Palm Beach Opera is thrilled to announce the 2018 mainstage opera season, which will include performances of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca January 26-28, Leonard Bernstein's Candide February 23-25, and Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart March 23-25. All mainstage opera performances will take place at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony To Celebrate MOZART IN PRAGUE, 3/10 & 12Pittsburgh Symphony To Celebrate MOZART IN PRAGUE, 3/10 & 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Prague is the city that cherished Mozart, inspired Smetana and Jana?ek, and launched Dvo?ak. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates the city's unique place in musical history during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, "Mozart in Prague," on March 10 & 12 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season - Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season - Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today released The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2017-18 season. Nezet-Seguin begins his sixth season in Philadelphia with a commitment to lead the world-renowned ensemble through at least 2025-26, continuing a relationship between music director and musicians that has garnered praise around the globe. (more...)

Jakarta Performing Arts Community Presents WEST SIDE STORY, May 12-14Jakarta Performing Arts Community Presents WEST SIDE STORY, May 12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Jakarta Performing Arts Community presents WEST SIDE STORY, May 12-14, 2017. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Armel Opera Festival Presents Free Concert Next Week at Carnegie Hall Featuring Young Virtuosos From HungaryArmel Opera Festival Presents Free Concert Next Week at Carnegie Hall Featuring Young Virtuosos From Hungary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

There is a special FREE concert next week on Wednesday, March 1 at 8:00 pm at Well Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall). Young Virtuosos From Hungary - TAMÁS KÖKENY, DOUBLE BASS AND FRIENDS. (more...)

Ed Dixon to Discuss GEORGIE and Sign Memoir at Drama Book ShopEd Dixon to Discuss GEORGIE and Sign Memoir at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome actor, author and playwright Ed Dixon for a discussion about his new play GEORGIE: My Adventures with George Rose. The Wednesday, February 22nd event will begin at 5pm. It is free to the public. Following the discussion, Mr. Dixon will sign copies of his memoir, Secrets Of a Life On Stage... And Off. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical SeasonPacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

CCRI Players Present Swing Era ROMEO AND JULIETCCRI Players Present Swing Era ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

One of William Shakespeare's most enduring and iconic plays returns to the local stage as the Community College of Rhode Island Players perform Romeo and Juliet. This play which has become the quintessential story of young love will be presented at the Bobby Hackett Theatre, Knight Campus in Warwick on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 P.M., and on Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5, at 2 P.M. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Herbert Blomstedt Conducting NY Phil in Beethoven's 7th and 8thSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Herbert Blomstedt Conducting NY Phil in Beethoven's 7th and 8th
by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2017

Herbert Blomstedt will return to the New York Philharmonic to lead the Orchestra in Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Beautifully Sung WEST SIDE STORYBWW Review: Beautifully Sung WEST SIDE STORY
by Frank Benge - Feb 20, 2017

WEST SIDE STORY is historically one of the most important of American musicals, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Its conception as a heavy dance piece came from original choreographer and director Jerome Robbins and is loosely based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The show also marked Sondheim's Broadway debut. With its dark subject matter, focusing on social problems, and sophisticated score, the show was a turning point in American Musical Theatre. Bernstein's score includes 'Something's Coming', 'Maria', 'Somewhere', 'Tonight', 'I Feel Pretty', and 'One Hand, One Heart', all of which have become part of the Great American Songbook. The original production was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1957. It was turned into a film in 1961, ultimately winning ten Oscars, including Best Picture. (more...)

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