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Happy Birthday Bernstein

Conductor Alondra de la Parra
Piano Andreas Haefliger

Bernstein Overture to Candide
Bernstein Symphony No.2, The Age of Anxiety
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Duration: 75 minutes without an interval (subject to change without notice)
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‘Bernstein at 100’ is the world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the superstar composer and conductor.

Help us celebrate with this fabulous morning concert featuring three of Bernstein’s most wonderful works: the beloved Overture to Candide, which many believe to be the great American opera; The Age of Anxiety which is based on Auden’s poem; and finally Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, a dazzling conclusion of what many call ‘jeans-and-sneakers-ballet music’ for this joyous celebration.

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Program Notes

Queensland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to provide free concert programs to further enrich your concert experience. Here you will find detailed notes on the composers and repertoire, and biographies of guest artists.

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Music Director

Alondra de la Parra: Music Director

Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, and her commitment to Latin American composers. She frequently works with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras including Orchestre de...
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Andreas Haefliger

Coming from a rich tradition, the pianist Andreas Haefliger is: “consummately lyrical. Exhibitionism and pretence are antithetical to his musical personality”; he has “a vision of musical architecture second to none and a tender, profoundly...
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The Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC. 
Presented in association with QPAC.