A Century of Bernstein:
BEETHOVEN’S “EROICA” with BERNSTEIN’S SERENADE
In honor of countless contributions to American music, the Kansas City Symphony and Music Director Michael Stern join in the worldwide celebration of the incomparable Leonard Bernstein, who would have been 100 in 2018. Bernstein’s lyrical Serenade culminates in a jazzy episode with the arrival of a band of drunken revelers. The first two chords of Beethoven’s Third Symphony launch a musical odyssey that includes an epic battle, a solemn march, a joyous scherzo, and a breathtaking theme and variations finale that hurtles the “Eroica” to its triumphant conclusion.
Special Underwriting for A Century of Bernstein provided by the National Endowment for the Arts
Masterworks & Ovation Series