CSO at Ravinia: Leonard Bernstein: Man For All Music

Jul 27

7:30 PM

Saturday, July 27, 2019

This event is at the Ravinia Festival.

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All-Bernstein Program

Overture to Candide
Times Square: 1944 from On the Town
“A Simple Song” from Mass
Meditation No. 3 from Three Meditations from ‘Mass’
Lamentation from Symphony No. 1 (Jeremiah)
“The Best of All Possible Worlds” from Candide
The Masque and Epilogue from Symphony No. 2 (Age of Anxiety)
Socrates: Alcibiades from Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’)
Danzon and Galop from Fancy Free
“100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man” from Wonderful Town
Selections from West Side Story

Something’s Coming
Tonight (Balcony Scene)
A Boy Like That / I Have a Love

“So Pretty”
“Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide


Marin Alsop conductor
Jamie Bernstein host
Isabel Leonard soprano
Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano
Nils Nilsen tenor
Paulo Szot baritone
Ed Parks baritone
Charles Yang violin
Ifetayo Ali-Landing cello
Harmony Zhu piano
Windy City Performing Arts

Recalling her early exposure to her father's music, Jamie Bernstein said, "It came into our lives so young that sometimes my brother and sister and I say that West Side Story is like our fourth sibling, because it was just always there, and we grew up with it." Jamie, the oldest child of Leonard Bernstein, and author of the memoir Famous Father Girl, will host “Leonard Bernstein: A Man for All Music," featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in excerpts from the composer's broad catalog, on July 27 at Ravinia. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

No doubt Leonard Bernstein, the force behind the acclaimed Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, would have beamed at the accomplishments of young cello virtuoso Ifetayo Ali-Landing. At just 16, she already has amassed a slew of important awards and concert appearances. The winner of the Sphinx Competition Junior Division First-Place Laureate for 2017, Ali-Landing has appeared with symphony orchestras in Miami, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Buffalo. In 2018, she made her Symphony Center debut with the Chicago Sinfonietta. Next up, she will make her Ravinia and Chicago Symphony debuts July 27 when she performs Bernstein's Meditation No. 3 from Mass with the orchestra, under Marin Alsop. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories