Caption: © 1989 Peter Schaaf NYFOS Founding Advisor Leonard Bernstein at home in the Dakota with Michael Barrett, William Sharp, Judy Kaye, and Steven Blier rehearsing Arias and Barcarolles (NYFOS premiered it, recorded it and won a Grammy).
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$40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Students $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability

As part of the worldwide “Bernstein at 100” celebration, NYFOS offers a Leonard Bernstein musical extravaganza. The program features a rare performance of the maestro’s Bicentennial ensemble work, Songfest, which premiered forty years ago in the nation’s capital. Originally scored for orchestra, this concert will feature the 2-piano and percussion arrangement by composer John Musto. Set to an eclectic array of poems by great American writers including Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Conrad Aiken, Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman, Songfest captures the composer at the dazzling peak of his powers: a kaleidoscopic view of the American experience told through the passionate voices of insiders, outsiders, artists, ex-patriates, married couples and kids. The program also surveys Bernstein’s most beloved works written for Broadway and the concert hall. A complimentary wine reception with the artists will follow the program.