As the first American-born musical conductor to become a major star, Leonard Bernstein's cultural footprint is profound, proven by his prolific body of work that extend to film, musicals, chamber music, and classical. But as former protégée Carl St. Clair points out, to know the man was to love him, and tonight he holds a candle to Lenny as he conducts Pacific Symphony Orchestra's For the Love of Bernstein concert in his memory, featuring the orchestral composition, “Symphony No. 2 The Age of Anxiety,” selections from hit musical On the Town, and songs from the mega-iconic West Side Story. Along with St. Clair, pianist Benjamin Pasternack, singer Dawn Upshaw, fellow artists who worked alongside Bernstein, will be performing as well, and daughter Jamie Bernstein, who's made her mark as a broadcaster, will host this exquisite retrospective of the 20th century music giant.
Thu., Jan. 29, 8 p.m., 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers film and previously contributed to the OCW’s long-running fashion column, Trendzilla. Don’t ask her what her favorite movie is unless you want to hear her lengthy defense of Showgirls.