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Leonard Bernstein News

Date Of Birth:
August 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
October 14, 1990 (72)
Birth Place:
Lawrence, MA, USA
Gender:
Male
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San Antonio Symphony Announces 2015 Strauss Festival Lineup; Runs 1/4-2/22San Antonio Symphony Announces 2015 Strauss Festival Lineup; Runs 1/4-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

The San Antonio Symphony along with numerous festival partners is poised to begin its fifth annual city-wide winter composer festival, this year focusing on the late-Romantic German composer Richard Strauss. Opening in January, the Festival features a wealth of music by Strauss, including a collaboration with OPERA San Antonio for an undertaking of his epic opera Salome. (more...)

Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

Apollo's Fire reprises its popular “Fireside” series – intimate 90-minute concerts followed by coffee, hot cider and conversation with the artists. In a tribute to Bach's 330th Birthday, this intimate concert tells the musical story of a day at the Bach Family Household and features AF veteran musicians alongside Young Artist Apprentices in a true multi-generational tribute to Bach. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 1 - 1950s & 1960sFLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 1 - 1950s & 1960s
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 24, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and BroadwayWorld celebrates the man behind the music and lyrics with a new series highlighting the work of the iconic composer and lyricist, kicking off today with a look at his work in the 1950s and 1960s. (more...)

St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra Coming to Harris Center in JanuarySt. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra Coming to Harris Center in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom prides itself on presenting superb talent from all over the world to our audiences. Once again the opportunity has arisen to introduce talent from the far reaches of the globe with an outstanding classical music performance by the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra from Russia. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Brings THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall TonightAmerican Symphony Orchestra Brings THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

American Symphony Orchestra presents the play and the opera THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER at Alice Tully Hall tonight, December 19, 2014. (more...)

Colorado Native Katy Vaughn Appears in 'THE GRINCH' at the Buell Theatre This MonthColorado Native Katy Vaughn Appears in 'THE GRINCH' at the Buell Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Colorado Native, Katy Vaughn will fulfill a lifelong dream of performing on the stage of Denver's Buell Theatre when the National Tour of Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas-The Musical! concludes its 2014 run December 17 - 28. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Runs 1/9-18 at The CarnegieWEST SIDE STORY Runs 1/9-18 at The Carnegie
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

hakespeare's unforgettable love story meets modern-day New York City in The Carnegie's presentation of WEST SIDE STORY Jan. 9-18, 2015 directed by Brian Robertson. Combining playwright Arthur Laurents' touching libretto and a masterful score by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim, America's most beloved musical is the latest production in The Carnegie's 2014-15 Theatre Series. (more...)

The Boys of St. Paul's Choir School to Sparkle on GMA, CBS THIS MORNING and SiriusXM This MonthThe Boys of St. Paul's Choir School to Sparkle on GMA, CBS THIS MORNING and SiriusXM This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Amidst the sea of new holiday music releases in 2014, The Boys of St. Paul's Choir School's international debut recording Christmas in Harvard Square (Decca/Aim Higher Recordings/UMC) sparkles with its heartwarming charm. The choir's organic success has evolved into an inspiring story alongside inspired musicmaking. This talented and humble group of schoolboys Grades 4-8 were never actively seeking the limelight, but were signed to a record deal in their own backyard based purely on their undeniable singing and collective talents. (more...)

Boys of St. Paul's Choir School to Appear on GMA, CBS THIS MORNING & MoreBoys of St. Paul's Choir School to Appear on GMA, CBS THIS MORNING & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Amidst the sea of new holiday music releases in 2014, The Boys of St. Paul's Choir School's international debut recording Christmas in Harvard Square(Decca/Aim Higher Recordings/UMC) sparkles with its heartwarming charm. The choir's organic success has evolved into an inspiring story alongside inspired musicmaking. This talented and humble group of schoolboys Grades 4-8 were never actively seeking the limelight, but were signed to a record deal in their own backyard based purely on their undeniable singing and collective talents. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Receive an NEA Art Works GrantThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Receive an NEA Art Works Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced this month that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE to Return in FebruaryBerkeley Rep's THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE to Return in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced that its critically lauded presentation of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, starring acclaimed pianist Mona Golabek, will return in February for a limited engagement. After a record-breaking run last fall and a triumphant New York premiere, Golabek is back with the true story of her mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. (more...)

The Wallis to Welcome Jeffrey Siegel in THE ROMANTIC MUSIC OF CHOPIN, 1/17The Wallis to Welcome Jeffrey Siegel in THE ROMANTIC MUSIC OF CHOPIN, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka "The Wallis") presents Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel - The Romantic Music of Chopin for one performance only, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. This performance is part of the 45th Anniversary Tour of Keyboard Conversations. (more...)

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs January 16-February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

NYFOS Continues 2014-15 Mainstage Series with HARLEM RENAISSANCE TonightNYFOS Continues 2014-15 Mainstage Series with HARLEM RENAISSANCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the New York Festival of Songbrings back one of its most beloved shows, HARLEM RENAISSANCE, tonight, December 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm as it continues the 2014-15 Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Brevard Music Center Opens 2015 Season with Pianist Andre Watts in All-Beethoven Program, 6/20Brevard Music Center Opens 2015 Season with Pianist Andre Watts in All-Beethoven Program, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) will open its 2015 season on Saturday, June 20, with superstar pianist André Watts and BMC Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta in an all-Beethoven program. Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic. He has since enjoyed a celebrated 50 year career that has taken him across the globe to concertize with major orchestras and perform in the world's musical capitals. Watts has played before European royalty and international heads of government and has received the Avery Fisher Prize, the National Medal of Arts, and was the youngest person ever to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Yale University. André Watts will perform Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with Maestra Falletta and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra on a program to include Leonore Overture No. 3 and the Seventh Symphony. The season concludes on Sunday, August 2, as Maestro Lockhart and the BMCO perform Mahler's powerful Symphony No. 1 – “The Titan.” (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Recording, Featuring San Francisco Symphony, to Vie for Grammy AwardWEST SIDE STORY Recording, Featuring San Francisco Symphony, to Vie for Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, December 5, 2014 – Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony's live concert recording of Leonard Bernstein's complete score for the musical West Side Story is nominated for a Grammy® Award in the category of Best Musical Theater Album. The album features a stellar Broadway cast including Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber, and members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. The performances were recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall in late June and early July 2013 after Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony became the first orchestra to receive permission from all four West Side Storyrights-holders to perform and record the musical score in its entirety in a concert setting. (more...)

Philly Pops Presents CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR TonightPhilly Pops Presents CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Philadelphia's treasured musical tradition - The Philly POPS Christmas Spectacular - returns to Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for eight festive performances from tonight, December 6-20, 2014. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 6, 2014

Today we turn our attention to a Golden Age master who was celebrated earlier this week via PETER PAN LIVE! and rightly so given this is now his centennial year, Adolph Green. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony's WEST SIDE STORY Nominated for GRAMMY AwardSan Francisco Symphony's WEST SIDE STORY Nominated for GRAMMY Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony's live concert recording of Leonard Bernstein's complete score for the musical West Side Story is nominated for a Grammy Award yesterday in the category of ?Best Musical Theater Album. (more...)

ALADDIN, BEAUTIFUL, HEDWIG Among Grammy's Best Musical Theater Album NomineesALADDIN, BEAUTIFUL, HEDWIG Among Grammy's Best Musical Theater Album Nominees
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 5, 2014

Nominations for the 57th GRAMMY AWARDS were announced today, December 5th. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb, 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (more...)

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