Lexington Symphony Patriots Day Concert
Lexington Symphony Music Director Jonathan McPhee’s admiration for mentor Leonard Bernstein informs this special program exploring “Third Stream” — a synthesis of classical music and jazz. Bernstein’s symphonic suite On the Waterfront, a symphonic arrangement of Gershwin’s great American opera Porgy and Bess (which Bernstein championed), and Howard Brubeck’s Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra (which Bernstein premiered) come together in this celebration of American music. Featuring award-winning Lexington jazz pedagogue Jeff Leonard and his talented alums. Special pre-concert conductor’s talk about Bernstein offered by McPhee at 7 pm.
Special program celebrating American music, featuring professional jazz soloists from Lexington’s award-winning program. (Source: Lexington Symphony)