The Festival Orchestra: Beethoven & Bernstein:
The Festival Orchestra Week finale pairs Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5—one of music’s best known works—with a tribute to one of America’s best known composer-conductors. Musicfest honors the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with his exciting and powerful Chichester Psalms (PLEASE NOTE: this work replaces the previously-announced Kaddish Symphony). The concert’s second half further celebrates Bernstein’s compositional legacy with performances of other beloved works. The composer’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein, joins Maestro Moody and the musicians to provide personal insight into her father’s extraordinary career and compositions.
PLEASE NOTE: The second half of the program has been changed.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Jamie Bernstein, Master of Ceremonies
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Arizona Musicfest Chorus; Dr. Sharon A. Hansen, Director
Phoenix Children's Chorus; Andrea Squires and Ginger Wade, Directors
Declan Massey, Boy Soprano
Bernstein: "Simple Song" from Mass
Mary Wilson, soprano
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Bernstein: "Best of All Possible Worlds from Candide
Bernstein: "Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide
Mary Wilson & James Newman, vocalists
Arizona Musicfest Chorus
Phoenix Children's Chorus
This concert has been generously sponsored by:
Pre-Concert Talk featuring Maestro Robert Moody with Jamie Bernstein
2:00-2:45pm Fellowship Hall
La Casa de Cristo Church - 6300 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale
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THIS CONCERT FEATURES CONCERT CLOSE-UP
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