321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York City, NY 10021

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American Composer Focus: Leonard Bernstein

concert 18 March, 2018 - 3:00 PM

[Bohemian National Hall]


The Aaron Copland School of Music Orchestra, under the batons of James John and Tong Chen, offers an all-Bernstein program to honor the 100th Anniversary of the composer's birth and in memory of Maestro Maurice Peress, distinguished conductor of the orchestra (1930-2017). Hear Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah; the choral work Chichester Psalms (featuring the Queens College Choir and Nassau Community College Vocal Ensemble, James John and Ben Arendsen, directors); and "Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide. Maestro Peress, who planned this concert, began his career as assistant conductor under Bernstein at the New York Philharmonic. Bernstein's mentor Aaron Copland was a student of Rubin Goldmark, a member of Antonin Dvorak 's class of 1893 in New York City.



Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Str., 4th Floor Historic Ballroom

New York, NY 10021


Pay at door General Admission $20; seniors, students, Czech Center Club members $10.


This event is organized by Dvorak American Heritage Association (DAHA) with support of BBLA.



Images: Leonard Berstein, courtesy of the New York Philharmonic Archives. The Aaron Copland School of Music orchestra under the baton of Maestro Maurice Peress. 

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