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March 2018

16 Friday
12:00 am
West Side Story
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, conductor/Matthew Wild, director/Louisa Talbot, choreographer
The Fugard Theater/Artscape Opera House, Cape Town, South Africa
On the Town
University of Chichester
The Alexandra Theatre, BOGNOR REGIS, United Kingdom
Fancy Free
Cincinnati Ballet
Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Alexander Kaimbacher, Sophia Brommer, David McShane, Iris Vermillion u.a. / Oper Graz/Marcus Merkel
Oper, Graz, Austria
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Kansas City Symphony/Michael Stern
Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO, USA
Symphony No. 3: Kaddish
Boston Symphony, Tanglewood Festival Chorus & American Boychoir/Giancarlo Guerrero
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA, USA
West Side Story
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Brier
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen-Zwickau/Lutz de Veer
Vogtlandtheater, Plauen, Germany
10:00 am
Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music
National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

"Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music" is the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity, and social activism. Audiences may be familiar with many of Bernstein’s works, notably West Side Story, but not necessarily with how he responded to the political and social crises of his day. Visitors will find an individual who expressed the restlessness, anxiety, fear, and hope of an American Jew living through World War II and the Holocaust, Vietnam, and turbulent social change—what Bernstein referred to as his “search for a solution to the 20th‐century crisis of faith.” The exhibition will explore his Jewish identity and social activism in the context of his position as an American conductor and his works as a composer. It will feature interactive media and sound installations along with 100+ historic artifacts, including Bernstein’s piano, marked-up scores, conducting suit, annotated copy of Romeo and Juliet used for the development of West Side Story, personal family Judaica, composing easel, and a number of objects from his studio. Image: Leonard Bernstein, 1956. © Made available online with permission of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Friedman-Abeles, Billy Rose Theatre Collection. Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.