Bernstein by Bernstein

  • Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:30 PM
    Merrill Auditorium
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM
    Merrill Auditorium

Those who only know Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story are in for a treat: a thoughtful composer and immaculate craftsman, Bernstein often visited his own concept of faith in his sacred works. His “Simple Song” from Mass, Chichester Psalms, and Kaddish Symphony (narrated by his daughter Jamie) give us a glimpse of Bernstein we rarely get to see.

Jaime Bernstein

Before the Show

  • Jamie Bernstein and the Impact of Music Education: On March 17, we’ll be hosting a free event at Merrill Auditorium celebrating music education and ‘Music in Our Schools Month’ featuring Jamie Bernstein. Jamie is the daughter of the Leonard Bernstein and will be narrating the PSO’s performance of ’Bernstein by Bernstein’. From 6pm – 7pm, music and arts educators are encouraged to join us at Merrill Auditorium for a celebration of recent music education achievements from throughout the state. From 7pm – 8pm, everyone is invited to join us in the main hall for a conversation between Music Director Robert Moody and Jamie Bernstein facilitated by MPBN “Morning Classical Music” host Robin Rilette, about the impact that music education has had in their lives. This event is free although online registration is required.
  • These concerts are part of Orchestras Feeding America, a national effort involving 250 orchestras in all 50 states. To help this effort, bring non-perishable food items to the concert to donate to Good Shepard Food Bank.
  • Join the artists for the Concert Conversation an hour and 15 minutes prior to each concert.

More Information

  Robert Moody Robert Moody, conductor
Burnstein, Jaime Jamie Bernstein, narrator
The Choral Art Society - Robert Russell, director
Wilson, Mary 2 Mary Wilson, soprano
Boston Children's Chorus Boston Children's Chorus
BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 3 "Kaddish"
Chichester Psalms
"Simple Song" from Mass

After the Show

  • Stay for a PostConcert Q&A with the artists on stage.
  • This concert can be heard on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) over the radio on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 8pm.