Leonard Bernstein Enjoys Two Birthday Celebrations in April

Leonard Bernstein Enjoys Two Birthday Celebrations in April

As a gifted composer, conductor, pianist, author, educator, advocate and communicator, Leonard Bernstein could do it all. His West Side Story stands as one of the signal achievements of American musical theater. Join the Boulder Philharmonic for a rare opportunity to hear the entire score in dramatic concert with full symphony orchestra, soloists and chorus. Join ACE at the J and the Boulder Phil for a community concert celebrating Bernstein at 100 as the area’s best musicians come together to pay tribute to the maestro.

There’s no better way to celebrate the 100th birthday of this American musical legend, or to bring the Boulder Phil’s 60th anniversary season to a triumphant conclusion.

Bernstein at 100: Leonard Bernstein Tribute Concert
Monday, April 23, 7:00 pm 
Levin Hall at the Boulder JCC

Join the Boulder Phil and other local musicians to celebrate Leonard Bernstein with piano solos, vocal works, chamber pieces, and a preview of songs from the Boulder Phil’s production of West Side Story. The community concert includes a tribute to Bernstein in word and image.

Performers include: Charles Wetherbee, violin; Andrew Cooperstock, piano; Eapen Leubner, tenor; Rose Sawvel, soprano; Merrill Merchant, piano; Faye Nepon, vocalist; and Stephanie Zelnick, clarinet; representing the Boulder Philharmonic, Central City Opera, Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts, Opera Fort Collins, and the CU College of Music.

There will be a pre-concert reception with nibbles & beverages. $36 in advance; $40 at the door. Buy tickets

West Side Story: Bernstein at 100
Saturday, April 28, 7:30 PM at Macky
Michael Butterman, conductor
Robert Neu, stage director
Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday

BERNSTEIN West Side Story in concert in a collaboration with Central City Opera
Tony – John Riesen
Maria – Tess Altiveros
Anita – Lindsey Falduto
Riff – Joshua South
Action – Michael Hoffman
Baby John – Jared Giammanco
Snowboy/Big Deal – Lane Michael Melott
A-rab – Matthew Peterson
Diesel – Patrick McAleer
Bernardo – Adam Ewing
Sharks – Brandon Lopez, Humberto Borboa, Malcolm Ulbrick

Almost sold out!
Tickets start at $13; Students $5
Call 303.449.1343  (M-F, 11 AM-4 PM)

Steve and Jayne Miller

6:30 PM – Free pre-concert talk with Michael Butterman and guests

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Kathryn has spent her professional life writing about, teaching, and presenting the arts. Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Kathryn was Director of Menorah and ACE at the Boulder JCC from 2003 through August, 2019. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time." kathryn.bernheimer@gmail.com

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