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Photo taken at: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Mingling and dining 6pm | Performance 8pm
Superhero of the American arts Leonard Bernstein gets a 100th birthday bash filled with limitless imagination! Bernstein expanded the dimensions of classical music and defied all categories and stereotypes during his legendary career. In the process, he completely redefined the American sound, collaborating with people like Paul Simon and Frank Sinatra and counting the Beatles and Motown among his influences—even as he introduced new audiences to classical music through the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts from 1958-1972: the first such project to be aired on broadcast television. The only way to celebrate this kind of legacy is an event featuring groundbreaking artists and innovative performances:
- Classical crossover violinist Charles Yang lends his “guerrilla-style” flair to a suite of songs from West Side Story, plus a few surprises.
- and the LA Choral Lab stirs the soul and shows us the promise of tomorrow with selections including “Make our Garden Grow” from Candide.
- Kitty McNamee’s dancers and DJ E.Z. Mike take us on an electrifying journey of what Bernstein’s score for On the Waterfront can mean for us today, with projected visuals by artists from JPL.
The Muse/ique Orchestra Charles Yang – Violin – Recipient of the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Award | Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera House | Carnegie Hall LA Choral Lab – Vocals – Colburn School | First Congregational Church of Los Angeles | First United Methodist Church Kitty McNamee Dancers – Dance – LA Philharmonic | LA Opera | Secret Cinema Dan Goods and David Delgado – Visual Strategists – The Studio at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Museum of Awe EZ Mike – DJ – Santana’s Grammy Award-winning Album Supernatural | Zoolander Original Motion Picture Soundtrack | Fight Club Original Motion Picture Soundtrack