Orchestras across the nation have in 2018 been celebrating the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the composer and conductor who was among the first American conductors to receive international acclaim.
The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is no exception, and will mark the Bernstein centennial year with a number of performances, discussions and screenings featuring the works of the beloved Maestro throughout the 2018-2019 season.
The season kicks off on Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, with a performance of Bernstein’s “Simple Song,” from his “Mass,” featuring mezzo-soprano Joelle Morris.
The concert also features acclaimed Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein, who will make his second appearance with the BSO, performing Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G; Goldstein last performed with the BSO in Nov. 2012, playing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert will end with Jean Sibelius’ infrequently performed Symphony No. 2.
Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.
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