With this 2018 tour, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) joins the worldwide celebration of the 100th year of the great American composer, conductor and pianist, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).  Conductor John Mauceri was a mentee and conducting fellow with Leonard Bernstein and personally conducted the World Premiere of Bernstein’s A Quiet Place. Soprano Isabel Leonard is critically acclaimed for her performances of Bernstein repertoire. 

100 Years of Leonard Bernstein

PROGRAM


A Musical Toast! Happy Birthday, Lenny! 2:17


Meditation No. 3 from Mass for Cello and Orchestra 8:14

Cello soloist (from Orchestra)


Music I Heard with You – from Songfest 3:30

Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-Soprano


Three Early Songs (arr: Sid Ramin)

Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-Soprano

I. Piccola Serenata 1:13

II. So Pretty 2:46

III. Silhouette 1:42


1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Concert Suite 10:17


 ~ INTERMISSION ~


Overture – from Candide 4:30


Dream with Me – from Peter Pan 4:41


What a Movie! – from Trouble in Tahiti  5:00

 Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-Soprano


Take Care of This House – from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 4:3

 Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-Soprano


Symphonic Dances – from West Side Story 23:11


Possible Encores:

Love Theme – from On the Waterfront

Somewhere – from West Side Story

Some Other Time – from On the Town

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Conductor, composer and pianist, Bernstein was longtime director of the New York Philharmonic, guest conductor to most of the world’s leading orchestras, and composer of the music for West Side Story, Peter Pan, Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Waterfront, his Mass, and a range of other compositions including three symphonies and many shorter chamber and solo works. Bernstein was the first conductor to give a series of television lectures on classical music starting in 1954 and continuing until his death.

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