Bernstein at 100
The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood spotlights Leonard Bernstein’s wide-ranging talents as a composer, his many gifts as a great interpreter and champion of other composers, and his role as inspiration for a new generation of musicians and music lovers across the country and around the globe. This gala concert features a kaleidoscopic array of artists and ensembles from the worlds of classical music, film, and Broadway. The first half of the program is devoted to selections from such brilliant Bernstein works as Candide, West Side Story, Mass, and his Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for violin and orchestra. The second half, which also features a new work by John Williams, focuses on classical repertoire particularly dear to Bernstein’s heart, including excerpts from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and, for a dramatic close, the finale of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony.