NEC Symphony + David Loebel
Conducted by David Loebel, the NEC Symphony explores Bernstein’s conducting career, from his first professional appearance to his final concert at Tanglewood.
NEC CELEBRATES LEONARD BERNSTEIN
NEC invites you to join us in celebrating the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein—Boston native, NEC Prep alumnus, and one of America’s greatest 20th-century composers, conductors, and educators.
Throughout the fall, NEC College and Prep students perform music by Bernstein, as well as composers who inspired him and works by his contemporaries.
Experience the Exhibit: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Join us for New England’s premiere of the Leonard Bernstein at 100, on exhibit at the Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC) September 24 – November 11.
Extended hours: The exhibit will be open with special extended hours from concert end until 10:30 p.m. after tonight's concert.
- NEC Symphony
Schumann: Manfred Overture
In 1943, a 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein bursts onto the national scene, tapped to conduct the New York Philharmonic when conductor Bruno Walter falls ill. The Carnegie Hall performance is broadcast live over the radio, and transforms Bernstein into a household name. In tonight's concert, you'll hear one of the pieces from that pivotal concert: Schumann's Manfred Overture.
Haydn: Symphony No. 93
Bernstein recorded Haydn's Symphony No. 93 with the London Symphony.
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from “Peter Grimes”
Leonard Bernstein conducted first American performance of Britten's Peter Grimes at Tanglewood in 1946, and Bernstein included it on the program of the last concert he conducted.
Copland: El Salón México
NEC Philharmonia conductor Hugh Wolff explains: "We can't talk about Bernstein without talking about Copland. Copland was beyond a mentor for Bernstein."