New Year's Eve Rewind: Bernstein and Gershwin

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Alan Gilbert conducts this New Year’s Eve program of American classics by New York composers Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet lends his touch to the Gershwin pieces.

Program details:

Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide.

George Gershwin: Concerto in F.

Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.

Comments [2]

Bernard Stein from Jamaica estates,NY

i forgot my password. can I please reset it?

Apr. 19 2012 09:58 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

It was with extreme exhilation that I viewed and heard Maestro Alan Gilbert's conducting and the virtuosity of French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. The New Year's eve concert of Bernstein and Gershwin gave credence to their superlative gifts for evoking an atmosphere and tone poem-like drama. The selections were familiar but their performance was spectacular. The orchestra was in top form. Congratulations to all concerned. I am a Wagnerian heldentenor and the director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, where professional actors are trained for the Shakespeare roles and big-voiced singers are coached in the Wagner roles and voice production and dramaturgy techniques.
Websites: WagnerOpera.com, ShakespeareOpera.com, and RichardWagnerMusicDramaInstitute.com where one may download, free, 37 complete "Live from Carnegie Hall" selections that I have sung in four concerts, three of them three hours-long solo concerts and one concert, a Joint Recital with the dramatic soprano Norma Jean Erdmann, in the main hall of Carnegie Hall, the Isaac Stern Auditorium, by opening up, downloading from the "Recorded Selections" venue on the home page. My next concert in New York will be on Saturday, June 9th at the YOGA EXPO at the New Yorker Hotel . The title of the concert is ''BRING HIM HOME," with that song from the musical LES MISERABLES, encouraging the return of our armed forces and inspiring hope and love of country with This Land is Your Land, The House I Live In, Climb Every Mountain, You'll Never Walk Alone, The Impossible Dream, Granada, Wien, Wien, nur du allein, When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again and Earth Anthem, which I premiered on October 25, 1998, and 18 other selections.

Apr. 19 2012 12:38 PM

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