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This program was recorded 03/22/1997 at Symphony Space.

Wall to Wall Leonard Bernstein is the 27th free 12-hour music marathon in the 19-year history of Symphony Space. The first free 12-hour marathon Wall to Wall concerts  were devoted to composers of classical music. Then these annual extravaganzas wee extended to include American musical theatre composers. This 27th Wall to Wall cuts across all categories of previous Wall to Walls for the simple reason that it is devoted to Leonard Bernstein  - the protean maestro and composer whose energy was boundless and whose musical interests were unlimited. Leonard Bernstein was a world renowned musician throughout his entire adult life. He was music director of the New York Philharmonic and conducted the world’s major orchestras. His books and the televised Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic established him as a leading educator. His compositions include, among others, Jeremiah, The Age of Anxiety, Kaddish, Serenade, Trouble in Tahiti, Five Anniversaries, Mass, Chichester Psalms,Slalval,Songfest, Divertimento for Orchestra, Missa Bevis, Arias and Bacarolles, Concerto for Orchestra, and a Quiet Place. Bernstein composed for the Broadway musical stage, including   On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and West Side Story. In addition to the West Side Story collaboration, Mr. Bernstein worked with choreographer Jerome Robbins on three major ballets,  Fancy Free, Facsimile and Dybbuk. Mr. Bernstein was the recipient of many honors, including eleven Emmy Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award and the Kennedy Center Honors.

 

PROGRAM

 

-This program was broadcast in its entirety on WNYC-FM 93.9. The program listed below is from the live performance and may differ slightly from the radio program presented here-

PART 1

A SIMPLE SONG (Mass) (1971)
Douglas Webster, baritone; Suzanne Gilchrest, flute; Winsow Browning, guitar

CHICHESTER PSALMS (1965)
I. Psalm 108, vs. 2; Psalm 100, entire
II. Psalm 23, entire; Psalm 2, vs 1-4
III. Psalm 131, entire; Psalm 133, vs. 1
The New York Choral SocietyJohn Daley Goodwin, musical director,
David Gifford, piano; Susan Jolles, harp; Norman Freeman, percussion

HALIL (1981)
Carol Wincenc, flute; Steven Gosling, piano; Kiyomi KikuchiAnthony Gonzales, percussion; April Clayton, Tanyay Dusevic, flutes and Jeffrey Irving piccolo

"LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S LEGACY"
Speaker: Schuyler Chapin


PART 2


LA BONNE CUISINE (1947)
1. Plum Pudding 
2. Queues de Boeuf (Ox Tails)
3. Tavouk Guenksis
4. Civet a Toute Vitesse (Rabbit at Top Speed)
Paul Sperry, tenor; John Musto, piano

PIANO TRIO (1937)
The Ahn Trio
Angella Ahn, violin; Maria Ahn, cello; Lucia Ahn, piano

THREE MEDITATIONS FROM MASS FOR CELLO AND PIANO (1971)
Carter Brey, cello; Harriet Wingreen, piano

THE LARK; CHORAL SELECTIONS (1955)
The Wall to Wall A Cappella SingersStephen Osgood, conductor


PART 3


WALTZ FOR MIPPY III (1948)
David Kirk, tuba; Harriet Wingreen, piano

ELEGY FOR MIPPY I (1948)
Philip Myers, horn; Harriet Wingreen, piano

ELEGY FOR MIPPY II (1948)
David Finlayson, trombone

AT THE BERNSTEIN FAMILY ROUNDTABLE
Burton, Karen Alexander and Nina Bernstein,
Jamie Bernstein Thomas with Mike Mindlin

"MEMORIES: LENNY & FELICIA"
Speaker: Michael Wager


PART 4


ANNIVERSARIES (1943-1988)
For Felicia Montealegre
For My Sister, Shirley
For Nina Bernstein
For Craig Urquhart
For Johnny Mehegan
For Stephen Sondheim
For Lukas Foss
For Helen Coates
For Suzanna Kyle
James Tocco, piano

"TRAVELING WITH LENNY"
Speaker: Craig Urquhart

ANNIVERSARY (1943)
For Aaron Copland

EL SALON MEXICO (1941)
(Aaron Copland, arranged by Leonard Bernstein)
James Tocco, piano

"HOW I SPENT MY SABBATICAL"
Reader: Isaiah Sheffer

I HATE MUSIC! (1943)
1. My Name is Barbara
2. Jupiter Has Seven Moons
3. I Hate Music!
4. A Big Indian and a Little Indian (Riddle Song)
5. I'm a Person Too
Rachel Rosales, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano

"THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS"
Speaker: Mary Rodgers Guettel and John Corigliano


PART 5


BETTY COMDEN & ADOLPH GREEN SING BERNSTEIN
Paul Trueblood; piano

SONATA FOR CLARINET AND PIANO (1941-42)
David Oppenheim, clarinet; Lukas Foss, piano

"LENNY AT TANGLEWOOD"
Speaker: Lukas Foss

PRELUDE, FUGUE & RIFFS (1949)
Taylor Haskins Jazz EnsembleStanley Drucker, clarinet


PART 6

ART SONGS AND THEATRE SONGS
Rachel RosalesMichael Barrett, piano
A Julia de Bergos (Songfest) (1977)
Ya Got Me (On The Town) (1944)
A Little Bit in Love (Wonderful Town) (1953)
One Hundred Easy Ways (Wonderful Town (1953)
Big Stuff (Fancy Free) (1944)
A Boy Like That (West Side Story) (1957)
To What You Said* (Songfest) (1977)
Zizi's Lament* (Songfest) (1977)
Dream with Me* (1944)
Quartet Finale, Act l (Candide) (1956)
New York Festival of Song; Steven Blier, co-artistic director;
Yvonne Gonzales, soprano; Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano;
Peter Kazaras, tenor; Kurt Ollmann, baritone
*with Dorothy Lawson, cello

WHO AM I? (Peter Pan) (1950)
Angelina Reaux, soprano; Ned Rorem, piano

"LENNY ON MY MUSIC"
Ned Rorem, piano


PART 7

"ORCHESTRATING WEST SIDE STORY"
Speaker: Sid Ramin

OVERTURE TO CANDIDE (1956) & WEST SIDE STORY SELECTIONS (1957)
InterSchool OrchestraJonathan Strasser, conductor

TROUBLE IN TAHITI (1951)
Lanny Meyers, musical director: Isaiah Sheffer, director
Dinah: Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano;
Sam: Marc Embree, bass-baritone
Trio: Christianne Tisdale, soprano; Don Farrell, baritone; Alan Souza, tenor


PART 8

Conclusion of TROUBLE IN TAHITI

BROADWAY SALUTES BERNSTEIN
Allison Fraser (The Green Heart)
Gary Beach, Tim Jerome, Chuck Wagner (Beauty and the Beast)
Dee Hoty
 (Will Rogers Follies)
Tony Roberts (Victor/Victoria)
Lanny Meyers, piano; Leonard Fleischer, advisor

TOUCHES (1981)
James Tocco, piano

PART 9

Arias and Barcarolles (1988)
I. Prelude
II. Love Duet
III. Little Smary
IV. The Love of My Life
V. Greeting
VI. Olf Mayn Khas'neh (At My Wedding)
VII. Mr. and Ms. Webb Say Goodnight
VIII. Nachspiel
James Tocco and Ruth Laredo, piano
John Kramer and Chris Pedro Trakas, baritones
Louise Edelken and Emily Golden, mezzo-sopranos

THREE DANCE EPISODES FROM ON THE TOWN (1945)
I. The Great Lover
II. Lonely Town; Pas de Deux
III. Times Square
The Eos EnsembleJonathan Sheffer, conductor

EXCERPTS: KADDISH SYMPHONY NO. 3 (1963)
arranged by Charles Harmon and Jonathan Sheffer
Narrator: Michael Wager;
Kelley Nassief, soprano: Scott Murphree, baritone
New Amsterdam Singers
The Eos EnsembleJonathan Sheffer, conductor


PART 10


DANCE SUITE FOR BRASS QUINTET (1989)
I. Dancisca
II. Waltz
III. Bi-Tango
IV. Two-Step
V. M T V
The Eos EnsembleJonathan Sheffer, conductor

MASS: CHORAL SELECTIONS (1971)
Warm-Up
Almighty Father
Gloria Tibi
CANDIDE (1956)
I am Easily Assimilated
Best of All Possible Worlds
Peter Kazaras, tenor
New Amsterdam SingersClara Longstreth, conductor; Stephen Osgood, piano

PICCOLA SERENATA (1979), SILHOUETTE (GALILEE) (1951), SO PRETTY (1968)
orchestrated by Sid Ramin
Angelina Reaux, soprano
The Eos Ensemble, Jonathan Sheffer, conductor


PART 11


SERENADE (AFTER PLATO'S SYMPOSIUM) (1954)
I. Phaedrus: Pausanias
II. Aristophanes
III. Eryximachus
IV. Agathon
V. Socrates; Alcibiades
Ayako Yoshida, violin
The Eos Ensemble; Jonathan Sheffer, conductor


PART 12


LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S BROADWAY

The Eos Ensemble, Jonathan Sheffer, conductor

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (On the Town)
Peter Kazaras, David Staller, Douglas Webster, Lanny Meyers, piano

LONELY TOWN (On the Town)
Martin Vidnovic

CARRIED AWAY (On The Town)
Ivy Austin, George S. Irving

A LITTLE BIT IN LOVE (Wonderful Town)
Melba Joyce, Lanny Meyers, piano

I CAN COOK TOO (On The Town)
Ivy Austin 

MARIA (WEST SIDE STORY)
Douglas Webster

SOMEWHERE (West Side Story)
Harolyn Blackwell

SOME OTHER TIME (On The Town)
Ivy Austin, George S. Irving, Angelina Reaux, Martin Vidnovic,
Lanny Meyers,
 piano

MAKE OUR GARDEN GROW (Candide)
Harolyn Blackwell, Peter Kazaras, full cast, New Amsterdam Singers

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