An American Celebration Bernstein’s Centennial (Peninsula Symphony Orchestra)
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Leonard Bernstein left an indelible imprint on music in America as a composer, conductor and advocate for the arts. In celebration of his 100th birthday in 2018, we’ll perform his greatest and most revered score, the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, along with his mentor Aaron Copland’s glorious Lincoln Portrait, narrated by ABC7 News anchor Dan Ashley. Music of Howard Hanson (his “Romantic” Symphony) and Bay Area composer Nancy Bloomer Deussen (An American Hymn) complete this program of magnificent American masterworks.
Nancy Bloomer Deussen
An American Hymn
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
with Dan Ashley, narrator
Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 (“Romantic”)
About the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra
The Peninsula Symphony is a polished 90-plus member orchestra of well-trained community musicians under the direction of conductor Mitchell Sardou Klein. The mission of the Peninsula Symphony is to enrich the lives of people in our community with inspiring, innovative, high-quality musical presentations at affordable prices, and to promote music education through engaging programs for children and adults.