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Bernstein @ 100

Leonard Bernstein

October 25 — October 27, 8:00 p.m.Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

ARTISTS OCT 25 & 27
Carl St.Clair, conductor — Pacific Symphony
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Celena Shafer, soprano
Joseph Morris, clarinet
Angel Garcia, boy soprano
Pacific Chorale — Robert Istad, artistic director


PROGRAM OCT 25 & 27
BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
BERNSTEIN: Serenade (After Plato's Symposium)
~ Intermission ~
BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra
BERNSTEIN: Selections from Candide and more

  • "Greeting" from Arias and Barcarolles
  • "Little Smary" from Arias and Barcarolles
  • "A Little Bit in Love" from Wonderful Town
  • "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide
  • "Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide

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Preview Talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Feel the joy and emotion of one of the greatest 20th-century composers — an American treasure and mentor of Music Director Carl St.Clair — through works like Chichester Psalms, combining Broadway-inspired melodies with sacred texts for chorus and orchestra and Serenade, a symbolic, lyrical work scored for solo violin, strings, harp and percussion. The Friday night performance, hosted by Alan Chapman, is part of our new series, Classical KUSC at Pacific Symphony.

Classial KUSC @ Pacific Symphony

The Friday, Oct. 26 performance is part of a new series, Classical KUSC at Pacific Symphony. Hosted by KUSC radio personality Alan Chapman, the 90-minute concert, Bernstein: Crossing Boundaries, will explore how Bernstein's music crosses the boundaries between Classical and Jazz, Sacred and Secular, Opera and Broadway. There will be no intermission and concertgoers are encouraged to gather on the Plaza after the concert for more music and conversation.

ARTISTS FRIDAY,  OCT. 26
Carl St.Clair, conductor — Pacific Symphony
Alan Chapman, host
Celena Shafer, soprano
Joseph Morris, clarinet
Pacific Chorale — Robert Istad, artistic director

PROGRAM FRIDAY, OCT. 26
BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra
BERNSTEIN: Selections from Candide and more

  • "A Little Bit in Love" from Wonderful Town
  • "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide
  • "Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide

Preview Talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Augustin Hadelich

Guest Artist

Augustin Hadelich

Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists of his generation. Featured on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Strings Magazine, he is also becoming a familiar figure in Europe and Asia, continuing to astonish audiences with his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity and gorgeous tone. His consistency throughout the repertoire, from Paganini, to Brahms, to Bartók, to Adès, is seldom encountered in a single artist.

Composed for Hadelich, his recent premiere of David Lang’s 35-minute solo violin work, Mystery Sonatas, at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in April 2014 was a resounding success. One week earlier, The Washington Post wrote a rave review for Tango Song and Dance,  an originally conceived, multi-media recital premiered at Kennedy Center, featuring Hadelich, guitarist Pablo Villegas and pianist Joyce Yang.

Highlights of Hadelich’s 2014-15 season include debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra, Danish National Symphony and the London Philharmonic, as well as re-invitations to perform with the New York Philharmonic and the symphonies of Baltimore, Houston, Indianapolis, Liverpool, Saint Louis and Seattle. His other projects include artist-in-residence with the Netherlands Philharmonic, a tour with the Toronto Symphony (to Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto) and his debut recital at Wigmore Hall in London.

Pacific Chorale

Guest Artist

Pacific Chorale

Founded in 1968, Pacific Chorale is internationally recognized for exceptional artistic expression, stimulating American-focused programming, and influential education programs. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Istad, Pacific Chorale presents a substantial performance season of its own at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and is sought regularly to perform with the nation’s leading symphonies. Pacific Chorale is composed of 140 professional and volunteer singers. In addition to its longstanding partnership with Pacific Symphony, the Chorale has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Disney Hall on numerous occasions. Other noted collaborations include the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the National Symphony, and the Long Beach, Pasadena, Riverside and San Diego symphonies. John Alexander and the Chorale have toured extensively in Europe, South America and Asia, performing in London, Paris, Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and Hong Kong, and collaborating with the London Symphony, L’Orchestre Lamoureux of Paris, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the China National Symphony, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Estonian National Symphony, and the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of Argentina.

Alan Chapman

Guest Artist

Alan Chapman

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Classical KUSC announcer Alan Chapman earned a Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. He is currently a member of the music theory faculty of the Colburn Conservatory. He was a longtime member of the music faculty at Occidental College and has also been a visiting professor at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. His analytical work has appeared in the Journal of Music Theory and in The New Orpheus: Essays on Kurt Weill, winner of the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing on music. In addition to his KUSC weekday morning program, Chapman is also the host and producer of two weekend programs: Modern Times and Thornton Center Stage.