“Tonight,” a Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

JOANNE AND BILL CHURCH WEST CIRCLE SERIES

Celebrating 100 years of America’s Renaissance man.

Melanie Helton, soprano, will serve as the concert guide in addition to performing. Helton had the honor of working with Bernstein and became the first person ever to sing the aria from Bernstein’s A Quiet Place, which will be featured on the program. Helton will also be singing selections from West Side Story, one of Bernstein’s most well known scores, with Richard Fracker, tenor. Also from West Side Story will be Symphonic Dances for two pianos with Deborah Moriarty and Zhihua Tang. Other vocal performances will include selections from I Hate Music, 5 Kid Songs, La Bonne Cuisine (Four Recipes), and Mass.

In addition to vocal selections the concert will also feature instrumental performances by MSU Faculty-Artists. Guy Yehuda, clarinet, will perform Clarinet Sonata and the Beaumont Brass will perform Bernstein’s Dance Suite, the final piece he composed.

Generously sponsored by Mike and Midge Morrow.

Reserved seating: $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $7 for students and those under age 18. 

Add a $1.50 convenience fee for each ticket ordered online or over the phone. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if available. College of Music Box Office: 517-353-5340, musicboxoffice@music.msu.edu

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