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Bernstein at 100! - Michael Brown, pianist
Start Date: 4/18/2018Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 4/18/2018End Time: 9:00 PM
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Bernstein at 100! - Michael Brown, pianist
April 18 at 7:30 PM

Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Recital Hall


General Admission: $36
Alumni: $31
Faculty & Staff: $26
Students: $16 ($10 for remaining seats at curtain)

Celebrate the centenary of the great American conductor, composer, and pianist Leonard Bernstein with solo piano works by, for, and about Bernstein played by 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Michael Brown “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” (The New York Times).  In addition to works by Bernstein, this program features music by his contemporaries Lucas Foss, Aaron Copland and George Perle.  It includes Aaron Copland’s Sonata and his El Salon Mexico as arranged for solo piano by Bernstein, three commemorative compositions: George Perle’s Celebratory Invention composed for Bernstein’s 70th birthday, Bernstein’s own Anniversaires, celebrating the birthdays of his friends, and the premiere of Michael Brown’s 100 Chords for Bernstein  

Leonard Bernstein: from Anniversaries
     for Shirley Gabis Rhoads Perle, Lukas Foss, Aaron Copland, Elizabeth B. Herman, Jessica Fleischmann, Jonny Mehegan

George Perle: from Six Celebratory Inventions
   IV. for Leonard Bernstein

Michael Brown: 100 Chords for Bernstein

Lukas Foss: For Lenny, Variation on "New York, New York" 

Leonard Bernstein: Touches: Chorale, Eight Variations and Coda

Michael Brown: Constellations and Toccata 

Leonard Bernstein/arr. Michael Brown: Lonely Town, from On The Town 

Aaron Copland/arr. Leonard Bernstein: El Salón México 

Aaron Copland: Sonata 

Leonard Bernstein/arr. Leo Smit: West Side Story suite

Leonard Bernstein (Left): 
Credit: Paul de Hueck, courtesy the Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.
Michael Brown (Right): Courtesy of Michael Brown


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