The Philadelphia Orchestra

All Bernstein: Celebrating 100 Years

FridayAugust 108:00 PM

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Performers

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin

Guest singers from the Broadway stage
Ryan Silverman, “Tony”
Julia Udine, “Maria”
Isabel Santiago, “Anita”

 

Program

Bernstein   Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Bernstein   Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp, and Percussion
Bernstein   Scenes from West Side Story
Bernstein   Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Program Notes

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin pay homage to the birth centennial of the composer-conductor with an ALL-BERNSTEIN program featuring an orchestral suite from his only film score, On the Waterfront; the Serenade featuring violinist JENNIFER KOH; and scenes from West Side Story. Making her SPAC debut, Jennifer Koh, Musical America’s 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year, is recognized for her intense, commanding performances. Collaborating with artists of multiple disciplines, she has premiered more than 60 works written especially for her.

About The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for a legacy of imagination and innovation on and off the concert stage. The Orchestra is inspiring the future and transforming its rich tradition of achievement, sustaining the highest level of artistic quality, but also challenging—and exceeding—that level, by creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world.

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