To the core with Bernstein
Sun 26 Jan ’25 14:15 uur

Steven Sloane - conductor
Joyce Yang - piano
WDR Radio Choir - choir
Boy soprano

Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 'The Age of Anxiety'
Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms
Bernstein - Chichester Psalms

Sun 26 Jan ’25
14:15 uur
  • Sun 26 Jan ’25
    14:15 uur
    Hertog Jan Hall
  • A drink is included in the price

"If nothing sings in you, you cannot make music," says Leonard Bernstein in "Maestro," the recent, moving film about his life. Nearly everyone knows Bernstein from his musical "West Side Story" with popular songs like "Maria" and "I Feel Pretty." But Bernstein also had another side. For his monumental Second Symphony for piano and orchestra, 'The Age of Anxiety,' he was inspired by a text by W.H. Auden.

The poignant music follows the story of four lonely strangers in wartime, a nocturnal encounter in a bar in New York, a search for meaning and faith. The work is close to the heart of American guest conductor Steven Sloane. In the second half, with the famous WDR Choir, Bernstein's moving Chichester Psalms reflect against Stravinsky's magnificent Symphony of Psalms.