The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood


The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood spotlights Bernstein’s wide-ranging talents as a composer, his many gifts as a great interpreter and champion of other composers, and his role as an inspirer of a new generation of musicians and music lovers across the country and around the globe. The gala concert features a kaleidoscopic array of artists from the worlds of classical music, film, and Broadway. The entire first half of the program is dedicated to selections from such brilliant Bernstein works as Candide, West Side Story, Mass, and Serenade. Music from the classical canon very dear to Bernstein’s heart-selections from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and music by Copland – plus a new work by John Williams, makes up a good portion of the program’s second half; the finale of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony No. 2 brings the program to a dramatic close. 141 mins (including Bernstein at Tanglewood film + Video Greetings) / 127 mins (concert version only)

Additional Info

  • No: 9512
  • Composer: Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, Gustav Mahler, Aaron Copland
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons, John Williams, Keith Lockhart, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas
  • Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus
  • Artists: Audra McDonald, Nadine Sierra, Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Kian Soltani, Isabel Leonard, Jessica Vosk, Tony Yazbeck
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 02:19:00
  • Producers: THIRTEEN Productions LLC, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc., C Major Entertainment, NHK, WDR
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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