Pacific Symphony: Bernstein on Broadway Showcases Composer's Classic Songs Under the Stars
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The last date listed for Pacific Symphony: Bernstein on Broadway was Saturday August 9, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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Disney's groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation is brought to dazzling life by Pacific Symphony in this live orchestral performance. Featuring classical music of unsurpassed beauty and excitement, this concert event showcases selections from both Fantasia and its follow-up Fantasia 2000, two of Disney's most celebrated and enduring animated features. Share a music- and magic-filled evening with the whole family as you experience live renditions of Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite and other iconic classical works while Disney's stunning footage is shown on the big screen. Make this special summertime treat even more special and add on one of Bristol Farms gourmet picnic box packages, featuring a delicious assortment of sandwiches and salads. Please see the full event description for more information. Learn More
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Timeless music by one of America’s quintessential composers — Leonard Bernstein — takes center stage for a special night under the stars, featuring Pacific Symphony performing the music that first charmed the heart of the nation almost 50 years ago. From the gaiety of “On the Town” to the heartbreak of “West Side Story,” Bernstein’s genius was as much alive on Broadway as in the symphony hall. Music Director Carl St.Clair — a disciple of Bernstein —leads this special homage. “Bernstein on Broadway” is written, produced and narrated by Jamie Bernstein, the composer’s daughter. The program includes other Bernstein gems such as “Candide” and “Wonderful Town,” and features five rising stars of the opera world, as well as the renowned Cal State Fullerton University Singers.
“The program features highlights from some of Bernstein and Broadway’s greatest moments,” says Maestro St.Clair, who worked closely with the legendary composer-conductor during the last six years of Bernstein’s life. “They are all the hit tunes and songs that everyone will be singing long after the concert. Like the man himself, they are unforgettable.”
“My father found innumerable ways to cross-pollinate the two kinds of music he loved, creating a perfect bridge between the concert stage and the Broadway pit,” says Jamie Bernstein. “His orchestral music is joyous, full of tunes and bursting with catchy rhythms—while his Broadway scores are as elegantly constructed as a Beethoven symphony. My father moved effortlessly between the worlds of so-called lowbrow and highbrow. His music is—all-brow!”
Pacific Symphony: Bernstein on Broadway
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Jamie Bernstein, narrator
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano
Michael Slattery, tenor
Eugene Brancoveanu, baritone
Lee Gregory, baritone
CSUF University Singers — Robert Istad, conductor_