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NOVUS NY/Julian Wachner
Erich Buchholz/Alex Honzen/Donald Knight/Kimberly McCord/Marcie Tilkin
Faces of Love: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Concert, is a tribute to the musical legacy of Norman Pellegrini, co-founder of Chicago Classical Radio WFMT, voice of the Chicago Symphony and the Lyric Opera. The concert will highlight the centenary year of Leonard Bernstein with compositions of Bernstein and music of composers that he performed and championed, including songs of Brahms, Verdi, Mahler, and Poulenc.
Henrik Svenning, conductor/Kasper Hoff, director/Mathias Flint, director
Colorado Symphony/Brett Mitchell
Staatsoperette Dresden/Peter Christian Feigel
In celebration of the Bernstein Centennial, 11 Juilliard pianists present a selection of American piano works by Bernstein, Barber, Copland, Corigliano, and others, interspersed with readings of Bernstein's speeches and letters to and from Aaron Copland, Stephen Sondheim, Bette Davis, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, William Schuman, and others, given by Juilliard actors. The program includes a selection of his colorful miniatures, the Anniversaries, each dedicated to a friend or fellow musician on their birthdays.
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, conductor/Matthew Wild, director/Louisa Talbot, choreographer
Essener Philharmoniker/Tomas Netopil
Konzerthausorchester Berlin/ Dennis Russell Davies/Kolja Blacher