Bernstein on Broadway

Bernstein on Broadway
Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 PM
Union Colony Civic Center
Greeley, Colorado

Bernstein on Broadway

Saturday, February 14, 2015 – 7:30pm
Union Colony Civic Center
Monfort Concert Hall

Jamie Bernstein, Special Guest Narrator
Glen Cortese, Conductor

Why do our music-loving hearts still leap with joy at the Overture to Candide? Why do our toes continue to tap irresistibly to the dance rhythms of On the Town and Wonderful Town? Why do we still feel moved to our souls by the music of West Side Story? The answer is simple: Leonard Bernstein had a gift for combining the sophistication of symphonic music with the tuneful gusto of Broadway. His rich legacy of theater music moves and delights us to this very day. In “Bernstein on Broadway,” Jamie Bernstein, the composer’s daughter, takes us on a colorful tour of four of her father’s best-loved musicals. In her role as narrator, Jamie provides background information, personal anecdotes and brief synopses for the audience. Together with an orchestra and four top soloists, Jamie helps bring Bernstein’s theater music gloriously to life.