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A Total Embrace: The Anniversaries of Leonard Bernstein

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

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  • BERNSTEIN 27 Anniversaries for Piano
    performed by Chetham’s pianists
    Film screening: A Total Embrace (2005)

    Introduced & presented by Nina Bernstein Simmons
  • for my sister, Shirley
    Rohan Godfrey

    In Memoriam: Alfred Eisner
    Suleiman Mahmood

    for Paul Bowles
    Summer Ng

    In Memoriam: Nathalie Koussevitsky
    Bufan Sun

    for Sergei Koussevitsky
    Zosia Dzimitrowicz

    for William Schuman
    Daniel Liu

    for Felicia Montealegre
    Matthew Johnson

    for Johnny Mehegan
    Jamie Brown

    for David Diamond
    Clara Alvarez

    In Memoriam: Helen Coates
    James Chen

    for Elizabeth Rudolf
    Alicja Kojder

    for Lukas Foss
    Yilin Liu

    for Elizabeth B. Ehrman
    Edward Harris-Brown

    for Sandy Gellhorn
    Jennifer Mei

    for Susanna Kyle
    Rebekah Tan

    for Shirley Gabis Rhoads Perle
    Sophie Openshaw

    In Memoriam: William Kapell
    Jeremy Chen

    for Stephen Sondheim
    William Chang

    for Craig Urquhart
    Shamimu Akintoye

    for Leo Smit
    Andrew Brown

    for my daughter, Nina
    Annabel King

    In Memoriam: Goddard Lieberson
    Maia Payne

    for Jessica Fleischmann

    for Felicia, on our 28th birthday (and her 52nd)
    Mischa Carr

    for Aaron Stern
    Weronika Okwieka

    In Memoriam: Ellen Goetz
    Katie Laing

    for Aaron Copland
    Arun McGoay

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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