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Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008
Posted: October 27th, 2008
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GREAT PERFORMANCES returns to Carnegie Hall’s famed stage for another opening night gala concert, featuring the acclaimed San Francisco Symphony under the baton of its legendary conductor and musical director, Michael Tilson Thomas. With August 25, 2008, marking Leonard Bernstein’s 90th birthday, Thomas leads the orchestra in an all-Bernstein program celebrating the composer’s remarkable contributions to American music. Featuring “Danzon” from Fancy Free , scenes from A Quiet Place , “Meditation” from Mass , Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and songs from On the Town , the orchestra is joined by soprano Dawn Upshaw, baritone Thomas Hampson, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Broadway’s Christine Ebersole for an evening of unforgettable classics.

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