March 14, 2017
Jamie Bernstein: Narrator & Host Extraordinaire
This weekend’s Encounters concerts “Brahms vs. Wagner: Clash of the Romantics” feature the welcome return of classical music go-to person Jamie Bernstein. She brings her expert contextualization back to New World Symphony for her 14th visit as concert narrator.
Ms. Bernstein’s NWS debut was in the Family Concerts of March 2004 where she led her own presentation of “The Bernstein Beat” featuring the music of her father Leonard Bernstein. Since the introduction of our Encounters series during the 2010-11 season (previously called “Symphony With A Splash”), Ms. Bernstein has served as the de facto ‘queen of the Encounters concerts’ at NWS. She has hosted them biannually every season (but one) since. She has explained the works of such composers as Beethoven, Copland, Ives, Ravel, Falla, Stravinsky, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Respighi, Rimsky-Korsakov and most recently, Mussorgsky.
The March 17-18 concerts feature music from operas by German composer Richard Wagner, and excerpts from German composer Johannes Brahms' Second Symphony.
* This is the last NWS Encounters concert, so make sure not to miss it.