A Total Embrace: Bernstein at 100
“Life without music is unthinkable. Life without music is academic. That is why my contact with music is a total embrace.” – Leonard Bernstein
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7 pm
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 So. Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ
Our final concert of the season takes the form of a spectacular celebration of the music of Leonard Bernstein in his centennial year. Ars Musica will present a wide-ranging selection of the composer’s most popular works for chorus and orchestra, accompanied by the award-winning Adelphi Orchestra, together with our Encore Young Artist soloists and the New Jersey State Children’s Chorus. Our featured soloist will be Lauren Worsham, soprano and 2014 Tony Award Nominee.
Works performed will include the Chichester Psalms, the Bergen County premiere of MASS chamber version, as well as extracts from West Side Story, and Candide. Don’t miss this celebration of one of the most prolific and revolutionary composers of the twentieth century.
Performed with: Lauren Worsham (Soprano and 2014 Tony Award Nominee), Encore Young Artists, the New Jersey State Children’s Chorus, the Adelphi Orchestra
Run time: 95 minutes, plus intermission