Robert Moody, conductor; Mary Wilson, soloist; Jamie Bernstein, narrator
The Festival Orchestra Week finale pairs Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5—one of music’s best known works—with a tribute to one of America’s best known composer-conductors. Musicfest honors the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with his monumental Kaddish Symphony. Narrated by the composer’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein, this massive work for orchestra, adult and children’s choruses and soloist offers a moving and virtuosic display of musicianship and emotion.