Wall to Wall: Leonard Bernstein
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FREE EVENT. Premium reserved seating is available with a donation of $100 or more.

Part of Music

Symphony Space celebrates the legacy of one of the greatest musical figures with an eight-hour marathon event of music, dance, film, and conversation that explores the many facet's of Leonard Bernstein's creative life. Some highlights include:

  • Bernstein and Broadway, a starry celebration of Bernstein's classic songs from his musical theatre output performed by leading lights of the Broadway stage curated and produced by Joel Fram and Annette Jolles.
  • A semi-staged production of Bernstein's 1-act opera Trouble in Tahiti, with Broadway stars Alexandra Silber and Shuler Hensley, directed by the composer's daughter Jamie Bernstein. 
  • A survey of Bernstein's chamber music including Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, Halil, Three Meditations from Mass, Clarinet Sonata, West Side Story Dances, Anniversaries, and more. 
  • Selections from Bernstein's vocal and choral music including The Lark and more. 
  • Bernstein and Dance with Keigwin + Company dancers performing Episodes (featuring orchestral music from On the Town) and Waterfront (set to excerpts to Bernstein's orchestral soundtrack for Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront).     
  • Conversations with members of the Bernstein family and cultural figures, in addition to historical television clips which featuring Bernstein.