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March 2018

18 Sunday
02:00 pm
West Side Story (Matinee)
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, conductor/Matthew Wild, director/Louisa Talbot, choreographer
The Fugard Theater/Artscape Opera House, Cape Town, South Africa
02:00 pm
Joyce DiDonato Sings Bernstein and Berlioz
Kansas City Symphony/Joyce Di Donato
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns! Our hometown star and international diva joins Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony to present works by Berlioz and Bernstein. Berlioz’s Death of Cleopatra foreshadows the dramatic stylings of the French composer’s later masterworks. Bernstein’s songs display the great American musician’s lyric genius and wit. Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le corsaire Overture and Bernstein’s timeless Symphonic Dances from West Side Story complete this captivating program.

02:00 pm
Symphony No.2: The Age of Anxiety
Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, PA, USA
02:00 pm
A Bernstein Tribute
Dallastown Intermediate School, York, PA, USA The Spring Garden Band of York will be performing A Bernstein Tribute by Clare Grundman.
03:00 pm
American Composer Focus: Leonard Bernstein
Tong Chen/James John/Aaron Copland School of Music Orchestra and Concert Choir
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street , New York, NY, United States

The Aaron Copland School of Music Orchestra and Concert Choir, under the batons of James John and Tong Chen, offer an all-Bernstein program to honor the 100th Anniversary of the composer's birth and in memory of Maestro Maurice Peress, distinguished conductor of the orchestra (1930-2017). Hear Bernstein’s Symphony No.1: Jeremiah, the choral work Chichester Psalms, and "Make Your Garden Grow" from Candide. Maestro Peress, who planned this concert, began his career as assistant conductor under Bernstein at the New York Philharmonic. Bernstein's mentor Aaron Copland was a student of Rubin Goldmark, a member of Dvořák 's class of 1893 in New York City.

03:00 pm
Curtis Institute of Music: Curtis On Tour
Zorá String Quartet/Dominic Armstrong/David Shifrin/Jiacheng Xiong
The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 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
Staatsoperette Dresden/Andreas Schüller
Staatsoperette, Dresden, Germany
04:00 pm
Symphony No.3: Kaddish
Orchestre National de France / Choeur et Maitrise de Radio France / Kelly Nassiev, sop/Yutaka Sado
Auditorium de Radio France, Paris, France
04:00 pm
Akademisches Orchester Berlin/Peter Aderhold
Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
05:00 pm
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Lübecker Kammerorchester/Bruno Merse
Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Aula, Hamburg, Germany
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