What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow, "The Bernstein Songbook"
Rasmuson Theater (Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian), Washington, DC, United States
In a three-part format, Rob Kapilow explores the theater music of Leonard Bernstein, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers. Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and Smithsonian Associates.
Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra (Neal Hampton, conductor) joins forces with the Brandeis University Chorus (Robert Duff, conductor) for a celebration of Leonard Bernstein, including a performance of concert selections form Bernstein’s “MASS,” the iconic 1971 reaffirmation of faith in the face of war. Program also includes Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide” and the “Firebird” Suite (Stravinsky). Free and open to the public.
West Side Story (arr. for two pianos and percussions by Irwin Kostal)
Katia & Marielle Labèque
Philharmonie Gasteig, Munich, Bavaria, Germany