A programme that will include music and songs from On the Town, Peter Pan, On the Waterfront, Candide and West Side Story.
Leonard Bernstein – American composer, pianist, teacher and conductor – was one of the giants of 20th century music.
We celebrate his centenary in a concert that, like Bernstein, spans genres. It includes his Symphonic Suite from the Hollywood classic On the Waterfront and dances from the musicals On the Town and West Side Story alongside music from Peter Pan and Candide (including 'Glitter and be Gay') – in an exciting examination of his life’s works.
We welcome young American Brett Mitchell, who will conduct this concert, and Morgan James, a talented Broadway star, who is at home across genres, which includes jazz versions of popular songs with US-based group Postmodern Jukebox.
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