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The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
5201 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
Celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein in our signature festival concert featuring his most treasured works. The program includes excerpts from On the Town, Peter Pan, Candide, and Gershwin's jazz-infused Rhapsody in Blue, a seminal composer in his own right who was a significant influence for Bernstein.
The Mann Center will present the world premiere of a newly commissioned work South Side, Symphonic Dances by acclaimed American composer Darin Atwater. An artistic force in the broadest and most creative sense of the word, Atwater's career has encompassed the roles of composer, conductor, pianist, record producer, film composer, entrepreneur, educator, and arts advocate. As Founder and Artistic Director of Soulful Symphony, Atwater has blended American music into many dazzling fusions, traversing genres and literally reinventing the symphony orchestra in America.
Tickets will be available Wednesday, March 7th at 10AM via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, or the Mann Box Office.
Kensho Watanabe, conductor
— Brilliantly Bernstein: Beyond the Baton is curated in partnership with Nolan Williams, Jr. the Mann’s Festival Artistic Director CEO of NEWorks Productions, Collaborative Artistic Partner.