A Total Embrace: The Anniversaries of Leonard Bernstein

  • Monday 16 April 2018 - 7pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £6 (£5)

Book tickets

  • Chetham's Pianists

    Introduced & presented by Nina Bernstein Simmons
  • BERNSTEIN 27 Anniversaries for Piano
    performed by Chetham’s pianists
    Film screening: A Total Embrace (2005)

What makes music dance? Nina Bernstein Simmons explores the answer to that question in an evening rejoicing in her father’s unique music. The first half draws together Bernstein’s complete collection of ‘Anniversaries’, each of 27 miniatures written as a tribute to a different figure in the composer’s life, from Stephen Sondheim to Aaron Copland. After the interval, Nina introduces a rare screening of the intimate and revelatory 2005 film A Total Embrace, paying tribute to Bernstein’s life and music.


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