Leonard Bernstein

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Airs Friday, August 24, 2018, at 2 p.m. In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, join host Lynne Warfel for a musical celebration of Bernstein’s works for stage and screen including Candide, On the Town, and West Side Story.

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Airs Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 1 p.m. So many musicians and lovers of music remember being introduced to classical music by Leonard Bernstein. This music-filled two-hour special celebrates that, looking especially at Bernstein’s devotion to music education, through his Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic his Harvard Lectures, the CBS Omnibus Television specials and his many writings about music.

Airs Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 1 p.m. This season opener conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin features the music of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Bernstein's symphonic arrangements of his music for On the Waterfront and West Side Story. Soloists are pianists Lang Lang and Chick Corea, as well as 14-year-old Maxim Lando. The young pianist joined in on a two-piano arrangement of Rhapsody.

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Airs Sunday, April 1, 2018, at 6 - 8 p.m. A Celebration of Peace Through Music is a celebration of music and spirit, open to people of all faiths. Conducted by Sir Gilbert Levine, the concert honors the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, in the spirit of Pope Francis. Each musical work performed was selected to reflect the spirit of these three great spiritual leaders and their commitment to peace and brotherhood among people of all faiths.

Airs Monday, January 9, 2017 , at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Pablo Heras-Casado will take the podium, joined by violinist Joshua Bell for a performance of the Violin Concerto in D major by Tchaikovsky in a concert that opens with two Chamber Symphonies, the Chamber Symphony by John Adams and the Chamber Symphony No. 1 by Schoenberg. The program also features music director Michael Tilson Thomas leading the orchestra in the Suite from A Quiet Place by Leonard Bernstein.

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