Leonard Bernstein Centennial Tribute
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Matthew Anderson, Teresa Blume, Aimee Doherty, David McFerrin, and Andrew Tighe, vocalists
Friday, May 11, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 17, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 30, 8 p.m.
The Boston Pops, under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart, will present five concerts featuring Leonard Bernstein’s compositions as part of a season-long tribute to the centennial of this great American musical icon. These programs draw from across his decades of compositions and his deep collaboration with the Boston Symphony, Tanglewood, and the Boston Pops from his beginnings as the protégé of BSO Music Director Serge Koussevitzky in 1940 until the last concerts of his career at Tanglewood in 1990. The Leonard Bernstein Centennial Tribute programs will kick off with Bernstein’s brassy Overture to Candide before launching into the composer’s fast-paced Three Dances from the ballet Fancy Free. The program will also showcase music from Bernstein’s classic musicals On the Town and Wonderful Town. Post intermission, audiences will be treated to the “Mambo,” “One Hand, One Heart,” and “Tonight” from West Side Story. The cast of performers includes local singers Matthew Anderson, Teresa Blume, Aimee Doherty, David McFerrin, and Andrew Tighe.