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March 2018

09 Friday
07:30 am
Curtis Institute of Music: Curtis On Tour
Zorá String Quartet/Dominic Armstrong/David Shifrin/Jiacheng Xiong/Curtis on Tour
Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, Oregon, 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.

07:00 pm
What Makes It Great? The Songs of Leonard Bernstein
Rob Kapilow/Jessica Rivera
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA, United States

With music from Bernstein's early production Wonderful Town (1946) to Bernstein's landmark musical West Side Story (1957), and a few familiar Broadway favorites of the time, Kapilow and the brilliant young soprano, Jessica Rivera, explore the brilliant songwriting of this American master. Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston.

07:30 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.

07:30 pm
Bernstein Halil
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Francois Leleux/Alison Mitchell
City Halls, Glasgow, United Kingdom
07:30 pm
"Psalms of Praise": Chichester Psalms
Portland Choir & Orchestra
First United Methodist Church, Portland, OR, United States
08:00 pm
Serenade (after Plato's 'Symposium')
Houston Symphony/Andres Orozco-Estrada/Hilary Hahn
Henry Le Boeuf Hall, Brussels, Belgium
08:00 pm
Fancy Free
Philharmonie Zuidernederland/Dmitri Liss
Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, Netherlands
08:00 pm
West Side Story
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, conductor/Matthew Wild, director/Louisa Talbot, choreographer
The Fugard Theater/Artscape Opera House, Cape Town, South Africa
08:00 pm
The Lark (French and Latin choruses)
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble
St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, 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.

08:00 pm
Festival Strings Lucerne/Daniel Dodds
Grand Theatre, Shanghai, China, People's Republic of
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