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Amelia Island Opera presents: By Bernstein
5/4/2022 5:00:00 PM
Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture
1430 Park Avenue Fernanadina Beach, Florida 32034
5/4/2022 6:30:00 PM
Date: May 04, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM
- 6:30 PM
Venue: Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture
Address: 1430 Park Avenue Fernanadina Beach, Florida 32034
Age Range: All Ages
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.