Latest Leonard Bernstein Stories
By Michael Savage When Beethoven stood up to conduct the first performance of his Fifth Symphony in 1808, he did little to encourage its popularity. While an under-rehearsed orchestra struggled to play the music, the audience, sat in a freezing concert hall, was too cold to care.
By Cheryl North Why would the management of New York's Carnegie Hall look all the way across the United States to San Francisco to fill the niche for its upcoming opening night gala commemorating the 90th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth? Because the Bay Area's maestro Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are arguably the best qualified in the country to do the job.
By DAN DUKE By Dan Duke The Virginian-Pilot Bernstein. Tchaikovsky. Falletta. With the three of them, this is a special weekend for classical music lovers in Hampton Roads. Leonard Bernstein is the subject of a PBS program that airs tonight, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.
Ovation TV, the only network devoted exclusively to art, culture and personal creativity, will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birthday and the 50th anniversary of his debut at Carnegie Hall with the premiere of "Leonard Bernstein Reflections." This rare film, produced in 1978, is being released for the first time in the United States and will receive its exclusive US debut on Ovation TV on Tuesday, September 23 at 8 p.m.
NEW YORK, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The legacy of Leonard Bernstein -- as a conductor, composer, and music advocate -- in the history and trajectory of twentieth-century America music can hardly be overstated.
By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 7--Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera saved the best for last. "West Side Story," the final production of its 2008 summer season, took the company out on a soaring and emotional high.
By Mark Kanny, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 31--The loveliest summer concert series in Pittsburgh may be First Fridays at the Frick. It's hardly a secret.
NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Beijing Music Festival, which runs October 2nd - 19th, will host an extraordinary gathering of internationally celebrated musicians in a landmark year of cross-cultural exchange between China and the West.
By Clifford Bishop The street violence in Bernstein's version of 'Romeo and Juliet' gives added power to its high-energy mix of danger and romance Dance West Side Story Sadler's Wells LONDON Spartacus Coliseum LONDON Some things are timeless.
By Rhoda Koenig First Night WEST SIDE STORY Sadler's Wells LONDON **** You can see why they were terrified.
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