Presents Boston Premiere
ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage
will present the Boston premiere of Hershey Felder in
"Maestro: Leonard Bernstein," the latest composer work
from the creators of "George Gershwin Alone," "Monsieur
Chopin" and "Beethoven, As I Knew Him."
Performances are set for April 28 - May 13 at the Paramount Center,
559 Washington Street in Boston’s Theatre District.
The production is directed by Joel Zwick.
Singer, actor and pianist Felder will trace the maestro's musical and personal influences and struggles while examining his wide-ranging work as both a classical and popular theatrical composer, responsible for such timeless works as "West Side Story," "Candide," "On the Town" and many more.
With a personal and professional story spanning the entire
20th century, Bernstein, broke through every artistic ceiling possible
to become the world's musical ambassador. Felder and director Joel Zwick
have collaborated on this show, which has played to critical acclaim across
Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Bernstein attended Boston
Latin School and Harvard University, and studied
at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’ s Summer Institute
at Tanglewood. In 1973, Bernstein was appointed to the Charles
Eliot Norton Chair as Professor of Poetry at Harvard, and delivered
a series of six televised lectures on music with musical examples played
by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Taking the title from a Charles
Ives work, he called the series "The Unanswered
Question." The interdisciplinary lectures borrowed terminology
from contemporary linguistics to analyze and compare musical construction
to language. The lectures were recreated at the WGBH
studios for filming, and are available on DVD. His final appearance
as a conductor was with the BSO at Tanglewood in 1990.
For information and tickets, call 617-824-8400 or visit www.artsemerson.org.
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