The concert, recorded in summer 2018, features selections from West Side Story and Candide.
Tanglewood's Bernstein Centennial Concert, which aired nationally on PBS stations as part of the Great Performances series December 28, is now available to stream online. Hosted by six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, the concert offers pieces from Bernstein's theatre and concert work, including selections from West Side Story, Candide, and Mass. Watch the entire concert below.
The concert also pays homage to Bernstein's incomparable conducting career, featuring a host of world-renowned conductors—including film composer John Williams, Michael Tilson Thomas, Keith Lockhart, and BSO music director Andris Nelsons—taking the podium to offer selections such Bernstein-associated works as Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring and Mahler's Resurrection symphony. On hand for instrumental spotlights were violinist Midori and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
This multi-media event also includes video montages about Bernstein’s life and messages from people around the world who have been inspired by his legacy as a musician and as a dominant cultural figure of his time.
Also recently made available to stream is PBS' Great Performances presentation of Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's celebration, featuring the Vienna State Balet.
From On the Town to West Side Story: Celebrate the Work of Leonard Bernstein