This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned American composer and conducter Leonard Bernstein. Known for his long career as music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, he was also a prolific composer, writing music for West Side Story, Peter Pan,Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town, and On the Waterfront, among others. He also composed three symphonies and many other chamber and solo works.
To celebrate his life and career, ROSL ARTS has team up with the Park Lane Group to present a unique celebration of nearly all of Bernstein's music for piano. Four solo pianists; Dominic Degavino, Joseph Houston, Gamal Khamis and Nathan Williamson, will between them run the entire gamut of Bernstein's oeuvre, including the UK premiere of his 29 Anniversaries (1943-1989, dedicated to 29 friends), his Piano Sonata (1938) and Touches (1980), Bernstein’s 1937 arrangement for solo piano of Copland’s El Salón México, as well as excerpts from Candide (1956) and West Side Story (1957) in special arrangements for piano by Bernstein’s Music Editor, Charlie Harmon.
This event, on Monday 23 April at 7pm, is open to both members, and non members. Book your tickets here.