"A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein," with Christine Ebersole, Airs on PBS Oct. 29

News   "A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein," with Christine Ebersole, Airs on PBS Oct. 29 "Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein," which was filmed live at Carnegie Hall Sept. 24, airs on WNET/Thirteen Oct. 29 at 9 PM ET as part of the "Great Performances" series; check local listings.
Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

The September evening launched Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds, Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic's citywide festival celebrating the work of the late composer Leonard Bernstein.

The all-Bernstein evening featured the San Francisco Symphony conducted by musical director Michael Tilson Thomas. Performers included two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, soprano Dawn Upshaw, baritone Thomas Hampson and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

The program for the concert follows:


  • Symphonic dances from West Side Story
  • Selections from A Quiet Place, including Prelude from Act I, "You're Late," Interlude, Morning. Good morning, and Postlude from Act I
  • "I Can Cook Too" from On the Town
  • Meditation from Mass
  • "What a Movie!" from Trouble in Tahiti
  • "To What You Said" from Songfest
  • Selection from Fancy Free
  • "Gee, Officer Krupke" from West Side Story
  • "Ya Got Me" from On The Town For more information visit pbs.org/gperf.