Tommy Pearson and Humphrey Burton introduce the first in a week of concerts celebrating the life and music of Leonard Bernstein, including youthful memories and modern classics, a breathless overture and Sarah Nicolls as the soloist in a symphony that searches for faith in a modern world.
Recorded earlier in the year at St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Adams: The Chairman Dances
Rosza: Theme, Variations and Finale
Bernstein: Candide Overture; The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No 2
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Eric Stern (conductor)
Sarah Nicolls (piano).
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Miss Turnstiles....Lillian Watson
Madam Dilly....Julia MckenzieLONDON Voices
Terry Edwards (chorus master)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Paul Daniel (conductor).
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Ilan Volkov continue Radio 3's retrospective of the music of Leonard Bernstein.
Gershwin: An American in PARIS
Bernstein: Serenade, after Plato's Symposium
Anne Akiko Meyers (violin)
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Radio 3's week-long Bernstein season continues with his sophisticated and stylish Broadway musical Wonderful Town, in this performance from the BBC Proms in 1999.
The witty story centres on two sisters from Ohio, Ruth and Eileen, who come to the Big Apple in search of fame and fortune.
Robert Baker....Thomas Hampson
Guide/First Associate/Editor/Frank Lippencott....Rodney Gilfrey
Second Associate/Editor/Chick Clark....Karl Daymond
First Cop....Robert Fardell
Second Cop/Second Man....Lynton Atkinson
Third Cop/First Man/Cadet/Villager....Michael Dore
First Woman....Simone Sauphanor
Second Woman....Melanie Marshall
Violet....Kimberly CobbLONDON Voices
Simon Halsey (chorus master)BIRMINGHAM Contemporary Music Group
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).
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Live from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, a special concert marking the 15th anniversary of the death of the great American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, presented by Tommy Pearson with contributions from Bernstein's daughter Jamie and his biographer Humphrey Burton.
On the Waterfront, suite from the film music
Chichester Psalms, for treble, chorus and orchestra
National Chamber Choir, Dublin
Sarah Fox (soprano)
Julian Ovendon (tenor)
Charles Hazlewood (conductor)
Tommy Pearson presents the concluding part of a live concert from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, marking the 15th anniversary of the death of the great American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.
With contributions from Bernstein's daughter Jamie and his biographer Humphrey Burton.
Fancy Free, Suite from the ballet
West Side Story, Suite No 1
Continues at 8.55pm after Twenty Minutes