A Bernstein Birthday Broadway Bash

Published: November 09, 2018 | Author: Ashley Pollock | Read Time: 1 minutes

Rehearsal for the Bernstein Birthday Broadway BashSUU Opera Theatre will perform A Bernstein Birthday Broadway Bash in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth November 14 through November 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of SUU’s Music Building. This concert is free and open to the public.

Leonard Bernstein was known as a composer, conductor, educator, and humanitarian. Performing a show featuring his music with students in a university setting is a tribute to all that Bernstein held dear in his life.

Carol Ann Modesitt, director of Opera/Voice at SUU, shares, “As I was developing this show, I did quite a lot of research on Bernstein. There is a quote I found where Bernstein states exactly how I, myself, feel about music. He says, ‘I can't live one day without hearing music, playing it, studying it, or thinking about it." To me that quote sums up my life and what music means to me.”

This Broadway Bash concert will feature memorable music from West Side Story, On the Town, A Wonderful Town, The Mad Woman of Central Park, The Skin of Our Teeth, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and Candide.

Shanda Johnson, SUU student, says, “The SUU Opera is a great challenge and a great reward. It's helped me to become a better singer and performer, while simultaneously putting together a delightful and entertaining show. It's a privilege to work with Professor Modesitt and Dr. Chan. Between their counsel, the many rehearsals, and the hard work of all the participating students, the audience will fall in love and be blown away!”

Celebrate the 100th Birthday of Leonard Bernstein with the SUU Opera Theatre. For more information, please visit the SUU Music website.

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