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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Candide

A One-Night-Only Benefit Concert
In Celebration of the Bernstein Centennial
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Bernstein’s Candide, based on Voltaire’s satirical tale, is a superb fusion of Broadway flash and operatic virtuosity. Its quicksilver overture, dazzling coloratura soprano aria “Glitter and Be Gay,” sardonic “Auto-da-fé” chorus, and deeply moving “Make Our Garden Grow” finale are highlights of an ebullient and irresistible work. Performed in concert by first-rate guest artists and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Candide is an ideal celebration of the Bernstein centenary.

For Gala reservations, please contact the Special Events Office at 212-903-9679.

 

Performers

Starring
Paul Appleby, Candide
Erin Morley, Cunegonde
Patricia Racette, Old Lady
William Burden, Governor
and
John Lithgow, Voltaire / Dr. Pangloss
with
Ryan Silverman, Maximilian
Bryonha Marie Parham, Paquette
Special Appearances by
Danny Burstein (Don Issachar, The Jew)
Len Cariou (Archbishop)
Marilyn Horne (Queen of Eldorado)
Glenn Seven Allen, Ross Benoliel, and Kyle Pfortmiller, Inquisitors
Christine DiGiallonardo, Andrea Jones-Sojola, David Scott Purdy, and Nathaniel Stampley, Vocal Quartet
Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephen Hanna, Akina Kitazawa, and Devin Roberts, Ensemble Dancers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Mansfield University Concert Choir
Rob Fisher, Musical Director and Conductor
Gary Griffin, Director
Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer
Scott Lehrer, Sound Designer
Tracy Christensen, Costume Designer
Alan Adelman, Lighting Designer
Wendall K. Harrington, Projections Designer
Casting by Telsey + Company / Rachel Hoffman, CSA

Program

CANDIDE
A Concert Version
Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Book by HUGH WHEELER
Lyrics by RICHARD WILBUR
Additional Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM, JOHN LATOUCHE, LILLIAN HELLMAN, DOROTHY PARKER, AND LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Orchestration by LEONARD BERNSTEIN and HERSHY KAY
Additional Orchestration by JOHN MAUCERI

Event Duration

The concert will last approximately two and one-half hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

Gala Details

Event Leadership

Gala Co-Chairs
Sana H. Sabbagh
Andrew J. Martin-Weber
 

Event Details

6 PM
Cocktail Party, Rohatyn Room

7 PM
Concert, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

9:30 PM
Dinner with Members of the Cast, Weill Terrace Room and Weill Music Room

Cocktail Attire
 

Reservation Details

Individual tickets include prime seating for the concert and entry to either the pre-concert Cocktail Party ($1,000) or the post-concert Dinner with Members of the Cast (starting at $1,500). Tables (starting at $15,000) include the very best seating for the performance, entry to the pre-concert Cocktail Party, and a table at the post-concert Dinner with Members of the Cast. All ticket and table prices include a partially tax-deductible donation benefitting Carnegie Hall’s artist and music education programming.

Please note that exact seating assignments for the concert and dinner will not be determined until the month of the event. We regret that benefit tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged.

Lead funding for this concert is provided by The Alice Tully Foundation.

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