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Other Highlights of Festival’s Closing Weeks: On the Town Presented as Part of New York City Center Encores! November 19–23; The Juilliard Orchestra and Conductor Alan Gilbert Presented by the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall on November 24; Bill Charlap Trio Performs Jazz Versions of Bernstein Songs in Zankel Hall on December 10; Festival Closes with Robert Spano, Susan Graham, Rod Gilfry, Ricardo Morales, Jeremy Denk, and Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic in a Program of Songs and Chamber Music, Leonard Bernstein: Arias, Barcarolles, A Sonata and Riffs in Zankel Hall on December 13
Bernstein’s Music for Stage, Screen, and Concert Hall Performed at Carnegie Hall by the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Designate Alan Gilbert
Mr. Bornstein To Interpret Leonard Bernstein’s Score Markings and Explain How They Relate to the Conductor’s Expressive Performances
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Concerts Are Part of Citywide Festival, "Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds," And Will Include Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah," As Well As Copland’s "Appalachian Spring" and New York Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s "Rapture"
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Carnegie Hall Discovery Day on November 15 in Weill Recital Hall Explores Many Aspects of Bernstein’s Life and Career; Special Exhibits in Carnegie Hall’s Rose Museum and Avery Fisher Hall Pay Tribute to Bernstein; The Joy of Music: Leonard Bernstein on Film Presented by Lincoln Center’s Great Performers in Association with the New York Philharmonic, Classifilms, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in the Walter Reade Theater, October 15–November 1; Screenings of Bernstein’s Musical Theater Work and a Panel Discussion on His Broadway Legacy Presented by The Paley Center for Media in November; Documentary Screening and Performance of Bernstein Works at The Jewish Museum
Two Family Concerts Presented with Bernstein’s Daughter, Jamie Bernstein, as Host of New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concert on October 18 and The Bernstein Beat Family Concert at Carnegie Hall on November 1; The Bernstein Mass Project, Presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Introduces New York City Public School Students to Bernstein’s Monumental Mass; Bernstein’s Commitment to Music Education Continues with Tens of Thousands of Children Reached Through Variety of Engaging Programs
Program Is Part of Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds, A Citywide Festival Presented by the New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall; Delta David Gier To Conduct All of the Season’s Young People’s Concerts
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Monumental, Rarely Performed Work Presented at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Friday, October 24 at 8 PM; 500 New York City Public School Students Join Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Soloists at United Palace Theater For Bernstein Mass Project Performance on Saturday, October 25 at 3 PM
Bernstein Popular Song Featured in Carnegie Hall Concerts by The New York Pops on Friday, October 17 and Michael Feinstein on Wednesday, October 22; Pianist Bill Charlap Leads his Jazz Trio in Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein at Zankel Hall on Wednesday, December 10; Screenings of Bernstein’s Musical Theater Work and a Panel Discussion on His Broadway Legacy Presented by The Paley Center for Media in November; Encores! Production of On the Town Presented by New York City Center November 19–23
Concerts To Feature Music by Maazel, Pierre Boulez, Leonard Bernstein, and Gustav Mahler; Solo Performances by Principal Flute Robert Langevin; Pianist Joyce Yang; and Soprano Kiera Duffy in Her Philharmonic Debut; Program Is Part of Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds
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All-Bernstein Opening Night Program Features Soprano Dawn Upshaw, Vocalist Christine Ebersole, Baritone Thomas Hampson, and Cellist Yo-Yo Ma; Concert Recorded by Thirteen/WNET New York for October 29 National Broadcast on Great Performances on PBS; Bernstein Festival Offers 50 Events This Fall, Including Concerts, Film Screenings, Musical Theater, Exhibits, and Panel Discussions, Celebrating 90th Anniversary of Bernstein’s Birth and 50th Anniversary of Bernstein’s Appointment as New York Philharmonic Music Director; Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Perform Two Additional Programs at Carnegie Hall on September 25 and 26
Creative Learning Project Exploring Leonard Bernstein’s Mass Presented by The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall Reflects and Honors Bernstein’s Role as an Extraordinary Educator in Two Programs; 150 New York City Public School Students Perform Original Compositions Based on Mass’s Themes of Faith, Doubt, Tolerance, and Renewal of Tradition on Sunday, October 19 in Zankel Hall
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Carnegie Hall and New York Philharmonic Present Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds; A City-Wide Festival Celebrating Leonard Bernstein; September 24 to December 13, 2008; Festival Offers 50 Events, Including Concerts, Musical Theater, Film Screenings, and Panel Discussions, Celebrating 90th Anniversary of Bernstein’s Birth and 50th Anniversary of Appointment as New York Philharmonic Music Director
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