He was well known as THE MOST PRODIGIOUSLY TALENTED & SUCCESSFUL MUSICIAN IN AMERICAN HISTORY. Now in celebration of his 100th Birthday, PBS will be presenting a special concert in honor of the late and the one and only… Leonard Bernstein.
The concert entitled THE BERNSTEIN CETENNIAL CELEBRATION AT TANGLEWOOD will honor the works of the legendary musician honoring his works as a composer, an interpreter of music, and the inspiration to a lineup of today’s talented composers and musicians. The concert will be held at the Tanglewood Music Center in Bernstein’s hometown of Massachusetts. Accompanied by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, it will be hosted by Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and will feature a full exciting lineup of artists from the worlds of classical music (including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, sopranos Susan Graham and Nadine Sierra, Baritone Thomas Hampson) film, and Broadway (including Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck and current WICKED The Musical on leading lady Jessica Vosk).
For us Broadway peeps, we can expect to hear music from West Side Story, On The Town – The Musical Comedy Classic, Candide, and more.
THE BERNSTEIN CETENNIAL CELEBRATION AT TANGLEWOOD will be happening on August 25th, 2018 and will officially air December 28th, 2018 on Great Performances l PBS.
Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will host the tribute to the late composer.
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