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Amelia Island Opera presents: By Bernstein

5/7/2022 7:00:00 PM
Amelia Plantation Chapel
36 Bowman Road Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
5/7/2022 8:30:00 PM

Date: May 07, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue: Amelia Plantation Chapel

Address: 36 Bowman Road Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Age Range: All Ages

Cost: $25 Suggested Donation

Join Amelia Island Opera for an evening featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein. “Lenny,” as he was affectionately called, was a world-renowned composer, conductor, musician, educator, and humanitarian. He was described by American music critic and journalist Donal Henahan as "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history,” and Bernstein has the accolades to prove it: seven Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, 16 Grammy Awards, and the Kennedy Center Honor.

His most popular works include West Side Story, Candide, and MASS, which was commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance will feature highlights from popular Bernstein works, including “Maria,” “Tonight,” and “Make Our Garden Grow,” sung by soprano Robyn Marie Lamp and tenor Derrek Stark, and accompanied by Juilliard-trained pianist Gordon Roberts, who was a protégé of Bernstein in his 20s. The musical portion of the evening will be accompanied by tales from Bernstein’s interesting life, including personal ones from Roberts himself.
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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.