In their second concert at the International Festival, Marin Alsop celebrates her teacher Leonard Bernstein on the centenary of his birth. World-renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti join the orchestra for Bernstein's Serenade.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop | Conductor
Nicola Benedetti | Violin
Berio, John Corigliano & John Williams | Bernstein Birthday Bouquet
Bernstein | Serenade
Bernstein | Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Bernstein | Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Join us to celebrate the unfettered musical genius of Leonard Bernstein with some of his most iconic, captivating music, 100 years to the day since the birth of the great composer, conductor, pianist and educator.
Outstanding Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti is the soloist in Bernstein’s deeply lyrical Serenade, a moving meditation on the power of love.
Alongside witty birthday tributes to Bernstein from Berio, Corigliano and Williams, Marin Alsop concludes the concert with unforgettable melodies – including ‘Maria’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘New York, New York’ and more – from two of Bernstein’s greatest musicals, West Side Story and On the Town.