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Come celebrate the event that started it all at Symphony Space as we mark our 40th year of Wall to Wall with an all-day Leonard Bernstein marathon. Enjoy this festive day honoring the legacy of one of the greatest musical figures through music, dance, conversation, and film, exploring the many facets of Bernstein's creative life.

Highlights

Segment 1: 3 PM - 5:30 PM The 1940s & '50s featuring Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, The Lark, and instrumental interludes from Candide, West Side Story, and more

Segment 2: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM The 1960s, '70s, & '80s including Chichester Psalms, Three Meditations from Mass, Halil, and more

Segment 3: 8:30 PM - 11 PM  A celebration of Bernstein's Broadway songs from West Side Story, Wonderful Town, Candide, On the Town, Peter Pan, and more.

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Full Listing

Segment 1: 3pm - 5:30pm

Prologue & "One Hand, One Heart" from West Side Story
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs 
Synchronicity Piano and Percussion Duo
Garah Landes, Piano
Gregory Landes, Percussion
Randy Landau, Bass
Chad Smith, Clarinet/Alto Sax

Anniversaries, Part 1
Nina Bernstein Simmons, Narrator
Simon Mulligan, Piano

The Lark: French and Latin Choruses
Cantori New York
Mark Shapiro, Music Director

El Salon Mexico (Copland, arr. Bernstein) 
"Scherzo" & "Mambo" from West Side Story
DUO: Stephanie and Saar

West Side Story Recollections
Grover Dale, Speaker

Episodes (Dance, with music from On the Town)
Keigwin + Company

La Bonne Cuisine
Annie Chester, Mezzo-Soprano
Makoto Winkler, Baritone
Grant Wenaus, Piano

Remembrances of Lenny 
Craig Urquhart, Speaker

"Conquering New York" from Wonderful Town
Overture to Candide
"Three Dances" from Fancy Free (arr. Sam Davis)
with original choreography by Sara Brians
Pit Stop Players
Joshua Rosenblum, Music Director
Andrew Wilson, Dancer
Chaz Wolcott, Dancer
JP Viernes, Dancer

 

Segment 2: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

"So Pretty"
Harolyn Blackwell, Soprano 
Grant Wenaus, Piano

Chichester Psalms
MasterVoices
Ted Sperling, Conductor
Elizabeth Smith, Soprano
Matthew Deming, Alto
Douglas Purcell,Tenor
Aaron Theno, Bass
Stacey Shames, Harp
Garah Landes, Piano
Randy Landau, Bass
Gregory Landes, Percussion

Leonard Bernstein: A Tale of Two Cities
John Mauceri, Speaker

Halil
Mindy Kaufman, Flute
Eric Huebner, Piano
Daniel Druckman, Percussion
Pablo Rieppi, Percussion
Sae Hashimoto, Percussion

Anniversaries, Part 2 
Nina Bernstein Simmons, Narrator
Simon Mulligan, Piano

"Simple Song" from MASS
John Brancy, Baritone
Peter Dugan, Piano
Janet Axelrod, Flute
Summer Boggess, Cello

Three Meditations from MASS 
Nick Canellakis, Cello
Michael Brown, Piano

Two Love Songs
Tesia Kwarteng, Mezzo-Soprano
Grant Wenaus, Piano

"To What You Said" from Songfest
John Brancy, Baritone
Peter Dugan, Piano
Summer Boggess, Cello

Waterfront (Dance, with music from On the Waterfront)
Keigwin + Company

Leonard Bernstein, Citizen
David Denby
Nina Bernstein Simmons
Alexander Bernstein

Music for Two Pianos
DUO: Stephanie and Saar

Dance Suite
Calliope Brass


Segment 3: 8:30pm - 11pm 

Performers include:

Mikaela Bennett
Britney Coleman
Adam Halpin
Rebecca Luker
Larisa Martinez
Megan McGinnis
Ryan Silverman
Nathaniel Stampley

...and more!

The "Bernstein on Broadway" segment is curated and produced by Joel Fram and Annette Jolles.

Program is subject to change.