A Century of Bernstein
BEETHOVEN, TCHAIKOVSKY and BERNSTEIN
Kansas City Symphony continues the centennial celebration of extraordinary American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. Typical of Bernstein’s original and eclectic style, the Chichester Psalms combine various influences, including music initially intended for the Broadway stage. A hidden gem, Tchaikovsky’s Concert Fantasy parallels the melodic inspiration, virtuoso fireworks, and sumptuous orchestration found in the composer’s famous First Concerto. Choral Fantasy, for solo piano, chorus and orchestra, clearly hints at Beethoven’s immortal “Ode to Joy” from his Ninth Symphony.
Please note: The G. Kenneth and Ann Baum concert comments will not take place for these performances.
Friday's concert sponsored by Santee Floral Designs
Saturday's concert sponsored by UMB
Special Underwriting for A Century of Bernstein provided by the National Endowment for the Arts
Masterworks & Bravo Series