Thomas Hampson

Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein

Selected Bernstein Numbers

Featuring music selections ranging from the 1944 ballet Fancy Free through West Side Story (1957) to the composer’s final opera A Quiet Place (1983), this excerpt of the concert offers a virtual sound portrait of Leonard Bernstein’s life. This Great Performances episode featuring the San Francisco Symphony and its conductor Michael Tilson Thomas received an […]

Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein

About the Performers

Michael Tilson Thomas MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS made his conducting debut with the San Francisco Symphony in 1974 and was appointed its Music Director in September 1995. A Los Angeles native, he studied piano with John Crown and composition and conducting with Ingolf Dahl at the University of Southern California and has worked with Stravinsky, Boulez, […]

Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein

Introduction

Opera stars Dawn Upshaw and Thomas Hampson, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and Broadway’s Christine Ebersole join Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein, Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 9 p.m. (ET) on Thirteen/WNET New York’s GREAT PERFORMANCES on PBS (check local listings). Airing in […]

Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein

Production Credits

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