Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday may have passed, but Nashville is still celebrating. Here is a rundown of this fall's classical music events that include music by Leonard Bernstein:
Trevecca Symphony - Bernstein’s Birthday Bash
- August 31, 7:30pm
- Trevecca Nazarene Quad
- Free - lawn seating
This concert features symphonic favorites, including the raucous Overture to Candide.
- September 8, 8pm
- Schermerhorn Symphony Center
The Nashville Symphony’s season opener includes Symphony No. 1, also known as “Jeremiah.” The performance will be live broadcast here on 91Classical.
Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir - Family Weekend Celebration
- September 28, 6pm
- Ingram Hall
The two choirs will join with soloists and instrumentalists for Chichester Psalms.
MTSU Women’s Chorale - Bernstein’s Birthday Bash
- October 4, 7:30
- MTSU School of Music
The Women’s Chorale will present selections of favorite songs, as well as excerpts from the large-scale theatrical work that combined classical and popular styles - Mass.
Gateway Chamber Orchestra - Bernstein at 100
- October 7, 3pm
- George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall at Austin Peay State University
In this family concert the orchestra will perform selections from the famed musical West Side Story.
- November 9, 8pm
- November 11, 2pm
- Ingram Hall
Based on Voltaire’s novel of the same name, this operatic send-up of 18th century vices may sound a bit familiar today.
And this isn’t the last of Bernstein in Nashville. Fans of the composer can also look forward to the Nashville Symphony’s performance of his third symphony, the Kaddish, in April of 2019.