Leonard Bernstein at 100
Join The Classical Network as we celebrate the legacy of Leonard Bernstein for the 100th Centennial of his Birth (August 25). Our live hosts will highlight recordings of Bernstein as composer, conductor, pianist and educator the week of Aug. 20, 2018, including all-day tributes Friday Aug. 24 and Saturday Aug. 25. Many of our specialty programs will also put the focus on Bernstein, as listed below.
In addition, enjoy a special week of Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin weeknights at 7 pm. McGlaughlin is spending the week at the 6th annual Tucson Desert Song Festival for their celebration of Leonard Bernstein at 100. George Hanson, artistic director of the festival, welcomed Exploring Music to a week of lectures, workshops, master classes, along with performances of Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Mass and the Kaddish Symphony, featuring a narration written and performed by the Maestro's daughter, Jamie Bernstein.
The New York Philharmonic This Week is also featuring all-Bernstein programs on its weekly radio broadcasts, which you can hear Wednesdays at 8 pm.
Pipedreams with Michael Barone pays tribute to Bernstein with Chichester Psalms and organ arrangements of the overture to Candide several other works Sunday at 7 am.