Leonard Bernstein News

Date Of Birth:
August 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
October 14, 1990 (72)
Birth Place:
Lawrence, MA, USA
Gender:
Male
BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ON THE TOWN (Original London Cast Recording) is a Helluva Recording
by David Clarke - Sep 16, 2014

ON THE TOWN is poised to have the best year ever. A big budget Broadway revival is set to begin previews on September 20, and Masterworks Broadway has just released the remastered ON THE TOWN (Original London Cast Recording). With zesty spunk, lively pizzazz, and indefatigable energy, this recording is sure to have you hoofing for days on end. (more...)

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Author Carol J. Oja & More Celebrate Release of BERNSTEIN MEETS Broadway at Barnes & Noble
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 16, 2014

Author Carol J. Oja, Conductor Judith Clurman, Essential Voices USA's Billie Allen, Jamie Bernstein and Adam Green celebrated the publication of Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War at Barnes and Noble in New York City last night, Monday September 15, 2014. Check out a look back elow! (more...)

Universal to Release Boys of St. Paul's Choir School 'Christmas in Harvard Square', 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Boys of St. Paul's Choir School possess an impressive pedigree – they have performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Bernstein, on the legendary stage of Carnegie Hall, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for Pope Francis, and at countless Boston Red Sox and Celtics games. (more...)

Opera Parallèle Announces 2014-2015 Season, Featuring DEAD MAN WALKING and HEART OF DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Founder and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement has announced details of Opera Parallèle's 2014--2015 season, which will feature the premiere of a new production of Jake Heggie's acclaimed Dead Man Walking--marking the 15th anniversary of one of the most widely performed operas of the 21st century--and the U.S. premiere of vibrant composer Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness. Both operas, based on significant literary works, plumb the depths of human emotion, resilience, fortitude, hope and redemption, making them ideal subjects for the operatic stage and for Opera Parallèle's brand of story-telling and rich exploration of the human experience in provocative and intense stagings. Both original Opera Parallèle productions will be led by Paiement on the podium, with production design and direction by Opera Parallèle Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel and members of the creative team responsible for OP's acclaimed productions of Orphée, The Great Gatsby, Ainadamar, and Trouble in Tahiti. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole Pie
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 11, 2014

Today we are thrilled to be the very first to review the new duets album from legendary stage and screen icon Barbra Streisand, PARTNERS. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Set for Encores! Celebrates Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart Gala, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart, New York City Center's annual Gala on October 27, 2014, will feature the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart (more...)

Juanjo Mena to Close LA Philharmonic's 2014 Classical Season with Beethoven's Ninth, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl's 2014 classical season concludes in grand fashion with conductor Juanjo Mena leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 'Choral,' Thursday, September 11, at 8 pm. (more...)

North Carolina Symphony to Open 2014-15 Pops Series with WEST SIDE STORY, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The North Carolina Symphony, led by conductor Grant Llewellyn will open its 2014-15 Pops Series with performances of West Side Story in Meymandi Concert Hall on Friday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score will be played by the orchestra live, while the newly re-mastered film is projected on the giant screen in high definition. Bursting with drama, excitement and timeless songs - including "Tonight," "America," "Somewhere" and many more - West Side Story remains one of the greatest movies ever made. (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Pianist Jeremy Denk, 10/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Esa-Pekka Salonen will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Beethoven's King Stephen Overture; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, with pianist Jeremy Denk in his Philharmonic debut; and Stravinsky's The Firebird (complete), Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Houston Chamber Choir Sings LOVE ME DO! LOVE SONGS OF THE '60s
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Houston Chamber Choir will present its debut performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre of Love Me Do! Love Songs of the '60s on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE YOUTH ORCHESTRAS GALA CONCERT: YOUTH REVOLUTION Presented 240 Young Musicians in Four Orchestras
by Barry Lenny - Sep 08, 2014

The Adelaide Youth Orchestras give hundreds of musicians a chance to play the great repertoire to the highest possible standard at a crucial part of their musical lives. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pérez and Costello Heat Up San Diego Opera's Stage
by Erica Miner - Sep 08, 2014

The 'red hot' Ailyn Perez-Stephen Costello duo, having been likened to rock star couples, rarely perform together. (more...)

Shanghai Orchestra Academy Opens Inaugural Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

The inaugural class of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) -- founded by the New York Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Shanghai Conservatory of Music -- begins studies with two weeks of coaching and master classes in Shanghai by nine New York Philharmonic musicians, September 4-12. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Taylor Louderman, Jason Gotay, Nic Rouleau and More Sing in 'sMASHed UP' at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Sep 05, 2014

A cast of Broadway's brightest young talent, led by musical director Benjamin Rauhala, came together for an evening of wild mash-ups in 'sMASHed UP' on September 1st at 54 Below. Below, watch more than a dozen videos from the concert, featuring Taylor Louderman, Jason Gotay, Nic Rouleau, and more! (more...)

Schimmel Center to Present VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL, Feat. Julia Bullock, Joseph Kaiser & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

On Sunday, September 3, Steven Blier, Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) will present an afternoon with two powerhouse musicians, Julia Bullock (soprano) ano Joseph Kaisef (tenor). (more...)

Photo Flash: Jenna Leigh Green, Jason Gotay, Ryann Redmond, Nic Rouleau and More in sMASHed UP at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

A cast of Broadway's brightest young talent, led by musical director Benjamin Rauhala, came together for an evening of wild mash-ups in 'sMASHed UP' on September 1st at 54 Below. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Set for 'BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY' Celebration at Barnes & Noble, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Celebrate the publication of Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War (Oxford University Press) at Barnes and Noble, 86th Street & Lexington Avenue, New York City, on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7PM. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 3rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 03, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our Super September Fall Preview! 'Evil Dead,' a South African 'Magic Flute,' Aurora's 'Cats,' 'Women On The Verge...,' Theo's Kurt Weill and LOW's Cole Porter, Bailiwick's 'Wild Party,' Porchlight's 'Sweeney Todd' and more! (more...)

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet with Jon Nakamatsu to Perform at Bates Recital Hall, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Texas Performing Arts welcomes back the ensemble that has virtually redefined the sound of the classic wind quintet, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. For this performance, Van Cliburn Gold Medal-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu joins the quintet. The concert is set for Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Bates Recital Hall (2350 Robert Dedman Dr.). (more...)

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