This concert pays tribute to a group of composers known as the “Boston School” who lived, studied, taught, and composed in and around that city. This group of friends, of whom Leonard Bernstein was the most prominent, were almost all associated with the early years of Brandeis University and had close ties to Aaron Copland. They left a powerful impact on 20th-century American concert music.
Leon Botstein shares the stories behind the music in a lively 30-minute Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Free for all ticket holders.
Leonard Bernstein – Overture to Candide
Arthur Berger – Ideas of Order
Harold Shapero – Symphony for Classical Orchestra
Richard Wernick – . . . and a time for peace (U.S. Premiere)
Irving Fine – Symphony (1962)