Nagano Conducts Bernstein, Wagner & Schumann

Mar 29

8:00 PM

Wagner, Bernstein, Schumann

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A centennial celebration of musical icon Leonard Bernstein continues with Kent Nagano conducting one of his most profound compositions, The Age of Anxiety Symphony. A jazzy, concerto-like work inspired by a poem written by W.H. Auden, it tells the story of four strangers in a New York bar who connect through a shared search for the meaning of life. The evening closes with Schumann's First Symphony, a joyous celebration of spring.

Approximate concert duration: 115 minutes including intermission


Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Bernstein Symphony No. 2 (The Age of Anxiety)
Schumann Symphony No. 1 (Spring)


Preconcert conversation with Johann Buis
30 minute run-time

Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, March 30, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

In the 28 years since the death of composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1990, attitudes about his music, especially his later works, have changed significantly. “Now with this perspective,” said Kent Nagano, who studied with the American maestro, “people can see what a great composer, what a great artist he was.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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