San Juan Symphony to celebrate Leonard Bernstein Centennial

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San Juan Symphony to celebrate Leonard Bernstein Centennial

Twin concerts, April 7 at Fort Lewis College’s Community Concert Hall and April 8 at Farmington’s Henderson Performance Hall, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the musician Leonard Bernstein.
Thomas Heuser
Before the centennial

Musically Speaking, Conductor Thomas Heuser’s regular pre-concert talk, will take on a new, larger format for the Bernstein Centennial. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Heuser will summarize the upcoming concert, and a group of area musicians will perform a variety of works by the composer.
Expect to hear Bernstein songs from Broadway and the recital hall, selections from “13 Anniversaries” and “Mass: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers.” Performers include Gemma Kavanagh, who will sing “Glitter and Be Gay,” from Candide; Rochelle Mann; Erik Gustafson; Kerry Ginger; Linda Mack Berven; and the Durango Chamber Singers. A donation of $20 is suggested and will go to the Jean Hagler Memorial Scholarship.

If you go

WHAT: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Concert, the San Juan Symphony, Music Director Thomas Heuser.


WHEN: 7:30 p.m. April 7; 3 p.m. April 8.


WHERE: 4/7 Community Concert Hall, Durango, 4/8 Henderson Performance Hall, Farmington.


TICKETS: $15 (students) to $55 adults.


INFO: 247-7567 or www.durangoconcerts.com.

San Juan Symphony to celebrate Leonard Bernstein Centennial

Twin concerts, April 7 at Fort Lewis College’s Community Concert Hall and April 8 at Farmington’s Henderson Performance Hall, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the musician Leonard Bernstein.
Thomas Heuser
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