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March 2018

11 Sunday
02:00 pm
West Side Story
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, conductor/Matthew Wild, director/Louisa Talbott, choreographer
The Fugard Theater/Artscape Opera House, Cape Town, South Africa
02:15 pm
Fancy Free
Philharmonie Zuidernederland/Dmitri Liss
Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands
02:30 pm
A Quiet Place
Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bernstein called A Quiet Place “unlike any work I have ever written or seen.” The opera revisits the unhappy suburban family from Trouble in Tahiti thirty years later, only to find them reeling in the wake of tragedy. Unhappy memories and long-buried resentments surface, and the survivors have a choice: to hurt one another again—or to heal. The chamber adaptation by Garth Edwin Sunderland receives its American premiere from the Curtis Opera Theatre, in a production by director Daniel Fish. Corrado Rovaris, Opera Philadelphia’s Jack Mulroney Music Director, leads members of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Bernstein’s dramatic music—by turns explosive, elegiac, and playful—given a more intimate scale in Sunderland’s orchestration. Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman in partnership with Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

02:30 pm
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA
03:00 pm
The Lark (French and Latin choruses)
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, New York, NY, USA

In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble presents works by two 20th-century giants who helped give American music its unique voice. Featuring a dramatic presentation of Bernstein’s rarely performed choruses from The Lark and Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning.

03:00 pm
Curtis Institute of Music: Curtis On Tour
Zorá String Quartet/Dominic Armstrong/David Shifrin/Jiacheng Xiong
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA, USA

Chamber music and songs from a prodigiously gifted composer and conductor who traversed styles and genres with ease. This performance is part of Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.

03:00 pm
Bernstein Beat: What Makes Music Dance
Augsburger Philharmoniker/Lancelot Fuhry
Martini-Park, Augsburg, Germany
03:30 pm
Celebrating Leonard Bernstein at 100
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto, California, USA

The 72-piece wind ensemble celebrates the Centenial of Leonard Bernstein's birth with four of his works. Works from his contemporaries, including Aaron Copland, complete the program.

05:00 pm
Bernstein Beat: What Makes Music Dance
Augsburger Philharmoniker/Lancelot Fuhry
Martini-Park, Augsburg, Germany
06:00 pm
West Side Story
Opernhaus, Kassel, Hessen, Germany