Bernstein 100th Birthday Celebration
Credit: Paul de Hueck, courtesy the Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.
In partnership with Valley Performing Arts Center.
Maestro John Mauceri celebrates the one hundredth birthday of his mentor and collaborator Leonard Bernstein, in a unique concert with the New West Symphony. Maestro Mauceri will share personal stories from his 18 years of friendship and partnership with his mentor, including conducting the premier of Candide. This tribute to Bernstein's vocal works include highlights from Candide, On the Town, Mass and West Side Story.
Featured singers include baritone Davis Gaines, star of over 2,000 performances of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, soprano Celena Shafer, mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán, and tenor Casey Candebat. The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and the Women of Cal Lutheran University Choral Ensembles also perform.