More than 2,500 celebrations of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial are scheduled through August 2019 around the globe in 60 countries and all 50 states. Here is a sampling of Bernstein performances you won’t want to miss in January 2018.
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Where will you celebrate the composer, conductor, educator, performer, and humanitarian — the one and only — Bernstein at 100 this month?
US / National
- 1/11/2018 | National Symphony at the Kennedy Center | Symphony No. 2: Age of Anxiety | Yutaka Sado, conductor | Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
- 1/12/2018 | Miami City Ballet at Adrienne Arsht Center | West Side Story Suite | Conductor TBD
- 1/16/2018 | (Beginning of) Tucson Desert Song Festival at UA Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall | Opening Event: Leonard Bernstein’s Two Worlds: From Broadway to Opera | Kristin Dauphinais, mezzo-soprano
New York, New York
- 1/24/2018 | New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center, Koch Theater | Fancy Free | Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief
- 1/28/2018 | Marilyn Horne Song Celebration at Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall | “Take Care of This House” from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; “Greeting;” “Somewhere” from West Side Story | Nicole Cabell and Susanna Phillips, sopranos; Beste Kalender and Isabel Leonard, mezzos; Leonardo Capalbo and Russell Thomas, tenors; Lester Lynch and Edward Parks, baritones; Warren Jones and Martin Katz, piano
- 1/25/2018 | Atlanta Symphony at Symphony Hall | Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah | Robert Spano, conductor | Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo
Los Angeles, California
- 1/27/2018 | LA Opera | Candide | James Conlon, conductor | Kelsey Grammar, Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss | Francesca Zambello, director
Colorado Springs, Colorado
- 1/28/2018 | Colorado Springs Philharmonic | Candide Overture; Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story | Josep Caballé Domenech, conductor | Susan Platts, mezzo
- 1/05/2018 | Gothenburg Opera at Main Stage in Gothenburg, Sweden | Twelfth Night Concert and Ball: tribute to Leonard Bernstein | Anna-Maria Helsing, conductor
- 1/10/2018 | Kilden Theater in Kristansand, Norway | Candide, selections; On the Town, selections; West Side Story, selections | Case Scaglione, conductor | Evelyn Jones, soloist
- 1/12/2018 | Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra at Petronas Hall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Selections from West Side Story, Mass, On the Town, Peter Pan, Candide, and Wonderful Town | Teddy Abrams, conductor
- 1/12/2018 | NHK Symphony Orchestra at NHK Hall in Tokyo, Japan | Slava! A Political Overture; Serenade | Junichi Hirokami, conductor
- 1/27/2018 | Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein w/ BBC Singers at Barbican in London, England | Hashkiveinu; Missa Brevis; Simchu Na; The Lark; Chichester Psalms | Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
- 1/27/2018 | BBC Symphony Orchestra at Barbican in London, England | Vadim Gluzman, violin; Sophia Burgos, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo; Fleur Barron; alto, Nicky Spence, tenor; Nmon Ford, baritone | David Charles Abell, conductor