Washington Performing Arts: The Bernstein Story

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 4pm

The Music Center

Washington Performing Arts:
The Bernstein Story

Jamie Bernstein, narrator
The United States Air Force Band
Colonel Larry H. Lang, commander and conductor

Leonard Bernstein’s creative genius, humanity, and unforgettable work come alive in words and music in this one-of-a-kind centenary celebration.

“Now that Leonard Bernstein has been lionized... who can speak for what he truly meant to the American music scene?” asked the Philadelphia Inquirer. The answer: Jamie Bernstein, acclaimed narrator, broadcaster, writer, and daughter of the late Leonard Bernstein and actress Felicia Montealegre. Featuring arrangements recently made for the Philadelphia Orchestra, the U.S. Air Force Band and Bernstein partner to take us on a romp through music including West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Age of Anxiety, and more.

Free, but tickets required. Limit of 6 tickets.

STAND-BY LINE: For individuals unable to secure advanced tickets, a stand-by line will begin at 3:15pm outside the Music Center. No lines may form before the designated time. At 3:45pm, all advance tickets are null and void, and patrons in the stand-by line will be allowed entry, subject to available seating.

Presented by Washington Performing Arts and the United States Air Force Band.

This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

Bernstein
Photo by Paul de Hueck, courtesy the Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.

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