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Friday, November 17, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

New York Philharmonic
Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival

The New York Philharmonic returns for its second major UMS residency, this time with a focus on Leonard Bernstein, the celebrated New York Philharmonic music director and composer who was born 100 years ago.

The first concert of the weekend features the music of Gustav Mahler, also a music director of the New York Philharmonic (1909-11), whose music Bernstein championed and brought back into the symphonic canon. The concert is conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the music director designate of the New York Philharmonic who assumes the reins in 2018-19. The 2012 Musical America Conductor of the Year, van Zweden comes to the New York Philharmonic after a decade as music director of the Dallas Symphony.

The second concert of this weekend festival residency recreates one of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, which were broadcast nationally on CBS during 1958-1972. While titled a “young people’s concert,” it will be appreciated and enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

DSO music director Leonard Slatkin leads the New York Philharmonic in the finale of the Bernstein Festival and Ann Arbor residency. Evoking the chanted Jewish prayer of mourning, Bernstein’s powerful “Kaddish” Symphony was written in 1963 and is dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated just weeks before the first performance. The program concludes with Richard Strauss’s witty vignettes of the bumbling knight-errant Don Quixote.

Numerous residency activities, including master classes, lectures,  and workshops, will occur throughout the weekend, with full details announced this fall.

Residency details will be announced in the fall.

NOTE: The Friday and Sunday concerts are included with the Choral Union Series.

PROGRAM (Fri 11/17/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Mahler Symphony No. 5

PROGRAM (Sat 11/18/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Young People’s Concert: Celebrating Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Makoto Ozone, piano

Candide Overture
On The Town (selections)
The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra): Masque
Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”: Profanation
West Side Story (selections)

PROGRAM (Sun 11/19/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Cynthia Phelps, principal viola
Carter Brey, principal cello
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Jeremy Irons, speaker
UMS Choral Union
Michigan State University Children’s Choir

R. Strauss Don Quixote, Op. 35
Bernstein Symphony No. 3 (“Kaddish”)

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • Friends of the UMS New York Philharmonic Residency, initiated with a generous challenge gift from Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein

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Friday, November 17, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:00 PM // Hill Auditorium
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Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival

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PROGRAM (Fri 11/17/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Mahler Symphony No. 5

 

PROGRAM (Sat 11/18/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Young People’s Concert: Celebrating Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Makoto Ozone, piano

Candide Overture
On The Town (selections)
The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra): Masque
Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”: Profanation
West Side Story (selections)

 

PROGRAM (Sun 11/19/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Cynthia Phelps, principal viola
Carter Brey, principal cello
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Jeremy Irons, speaker
UMS Choral Union
Michigan State University Children’s Choir

R. Strauss Don Quixote, Op. 35
Bernstein Symphony No. 3 (“Kaddish”)

 

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11/17/17 8:00 PM
11/18/17 2:00 PM
11/19/17 3:00 PM

Hill Auditorium

New York Philharmonic
Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival

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DETAILS

The New York Philharmonic returns for its second major UMS residency, this time with a focus on Leonard Bernstein, the celebrated New York Philharmonic music director and composer who was born 100 years ago.

The first concert of the weekend features the music of Gustav Mahler, also a music director of the New York Philharmonic (1909-11), whose music Bernstein championed and brought back into the symphonic canon. The concert is conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the music director designate of the New York Philharmonic who assumes the reins in 2018-19. The 2012 Musical America Conductor of the Year, van Zweden comes to the New York Philharmonic after a decade as music director of the Dallas Symphony.

The second concert of this weekend festival residency recreates one of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, which were broadcast nationally on CBS during 1958-1972. While titled a “young people’s concert,” it will be appreciated and enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

DSO music director Leonard Slatkin leads the New York Philharmonic in the finale of the Bernstein Festival and Ann Arbor residency. Evoking the chanted Jewish prayer of mourning, Bernstein’s powerful “Kaddish” Symphony was written in 1963 and is dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated just weeks before the first performance. The program concludes with Richard Strauss’s witty vignettes of the bumbling knight-errant Don Quixote.

Numerous residency activities, including master classes, lectures,  and workshops, will occur throughout the weekend, with full details announced this fall.

Residency details will be announced in the fall.

NOTE: The Friday and Sunday concerts are included with the Choral Union Series.

Artist Website

http://nyphil.org/

PROGRAM (Fri 11/17/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Mahler Symphony No. 5

PROGRAM (Sat 11/18/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Young People’s Concert: Celebrating Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Makoto Ozone, piano

Candide Overture
On The Town (selections)
The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra): Masque
Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”: Profanation
West Side Story (selections)

PROGRAM (Sun 11/19/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Cynthia Phelps, principal viola
Carter Brey, principal cello
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Jeremy Irons, speaker
UMS Choral Union
Michigan State University Children’s Choir

R. Strauss Don Quixote, Op. 35
Bernstein Symphony No. 3 (“Kaddish”)
BUY TICKETS

Friday, November 17, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
New York Philharmonic
Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival

PERFORMANCE DAY:

November 2017
SMTWTFS
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PERFORMANCE TIME:

Buy Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

SPONSORS

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • Friends of the UMS New York Philharmonic Residency, initiated with a generous challenge gift from Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein

MEDIA PARTNERS

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New York Philharmonic

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