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March 14, 2017

Jamie Bernstein: Narrator & Host Extraordinaire

Jamie BernsteinThis 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. 


Click here for more information and to buy tickets to Encounters.

Click here to visit Jamie Bernstein's website.

* This is the last NWS Encounters concert, so make sure not to miss it. 


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