Nov. 8, 2018
The School of Music invites the community to celebrate 100 years of American composer, conductor, pianist, educator and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein. As part of the Horizons Concert Series, the Bernstein Birthday Bash featuring the NAU Faculty Chamber Players will bring to life some of Bernstein’s greatest works both vocally and instrumentally. The event takes place 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Ardrey Memorial Auditorium.
Attendees will hear selections from Bernstein’s more famous musicals and large-scale works such as “Candide,” “West Side Story,” “Peter Pan” and “On the Town,” as well as more personal works such as the anniversaries for solo piano and dance suite for brass quintet. Giving a broad scope of Bernstein’s work, the event is an opportunity for longtime supporters of Bernstein to remember the highlights of his career or for new listeners to be introduced to the work of a classical-music legend.
Commemorating a centennial of Bernstein’s impact on the world as musician and philanthropist is an event of international scale, being honored with various tributes in different countries. The Bernstein Birthday Bash brings the celebration to the NAU and Flagstaff communities.
Tickets cost $22.50 for adults and $15 for seniors and NAU faculty and staff. Children and NAU students may attend for free with a valid ID. To purchase tickets, go to the NAU Central Ticketing Office or visit the CTO website. Free event parking is available at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium and Ashurst Hall (Lots P3, P4, Knoles and P8) courtesy of the College of Arts and Letters.