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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
 

Sunday’s concert was broadcast live in partnership with Interlochen Public Radio. Listen to the recording by clicking on “radio broadcast.”

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 opens with Richard Strauss’s witty vignettes of the bumbling knight-errant Don Quixote, the work that introduced Leonard Bernstein to New York Philharmonic audiences when he famously filled in with only a few hours’ notice, and without rehearsal, for an ailing Bruno Walter.

The Sunday concert will also be broadcast live to communities in more than 20 counties in the northern part of Lower Michigan by Interlochen Public Radio and streamed online at interlochenpublicradio.org. Additionally, the concert will also be part of the syndicated radio concert series “The New York Philharmonic This Week” with a delayed broadcast nationally and internationally through the WFMT Radio Network. The broadcast will begin at 2 pm, and the pre-concert hour will be hosted by IPR’s Nancy Deneen and Mark Travis.

Numerous residency activities, including master classes, lectures,  and workshops, will occur throughout the weekend. Scroll below for full details.

Residency activities planned in collaboration with

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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)

New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concert
Inspirations and Tributes:
“Celebrating Leonard Bernstein”

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Makoto Ozone, piano
Jamie Bernstein, speaker
Theodore Wiprud, host

Overture to Candide
Selections from On The Town
“Masque” from Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”)
“Profanation” from Symphony No. 1 (“Jeremiah”)
Selections from West Side Story

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

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Carter Brey, cello
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Jeremy Irons, speaker
UMS Choral Union / Scott Hanoian, director
Michigan State University Children’s Choir / Kyle Zeuch, director

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

Thank You to Our Sponsors

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • Friends of the UMS New York Philharmonic Residency, with generous leadership support from Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein, Kenneth and Noreen Buckfire, Mary and Brian Campbell, and Eugene and Emily Grant.

MEDIA PARTNERS

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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

Performance

Sunday’s concert was broadcast live in partnership with Interlochen Public Radio. Listen to the recording by clicking on “radio broadcast.”

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 opens with Richard Strauss’s witty vignettes of the bumbling knight-errant Don Quixote, the work that introduced Leonard Bernstein to New York Philharmonic audiences when he famously filled in with only a few hours’ notice, and without rehearsal, for an ailing Bruno Walter.

The Sunday concert will also be broadcast live to communities in more than 20 counties in the northern part of Lower Michigan by Interlochen Public Radio and streamed online at interlochenpublicradio.org. Additionally, the concert will also be part of the syndicated radio concert series “The New York Philharmonic This Week” with a delayed broadcast nationally and internationally through the WFMT Radio Network. The broadcast will begin at 2 pm, and the pre-concert hour will be hosted by IPR’s Nancy Deneen and Mark Travis.

Numerous residency activities, including master classes, lectures,  and workshops, will occur throughout the weekend. Scroll below for full details.

Residency activities planned in collaboration with

nyp logo  smtd logo

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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)

New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concert
Inspirations and Tributes:
“Celebrating Leonard Bernstein”

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Makoto Ozone, piano
Jamie Bernstein, speaker
Theodore Wiprud, host

Overture to Candide
Selections from On The Town
“Masque” from Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”)
“Profanation” from Symphony No. 1 (“Jeremiah”)
Selections from West Side Story

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

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Carter Brey, cello
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Jeremy Irons, speaker
UMS Choral Union / Scott Hanoian, director
Michigan State University Children’s Choir / Kyle Zeuch, director

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

Thank You to Our Sponsors

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • Friends of the UMS New York Philharmonic Residency, with generous leadership support from Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein, Kenneth and Noreen Buckfire, Mary and Brian Campbell, and Eugene and Emily Grant.

MEDIA PARTNERS

UMS LOBBY

How to Win Fans and Influence (Young) People

Doyle Armbrust explains what Leonard Bernstein did best, and it has to do with winning fans and influencing (young) people.

UMS LOBBY

Call for Stories: New York Philharmonic

Did you experience Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts as a child?

UMS LOBBY

Student Spotlight: Casey Voss with the New York Philharmonic and the NYU Music Experience Design Lab

U-M student Casey Voss spent his summer with the New York Philharmonic as a part of out 21st Century Artist Internship Program.

UMS REWIND

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