Bernstein on Stage
John Mauceri, Conductor
New West Symphony
Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
Dr. Joseph P. Nadeau, Artistic Director & Conductor
The Women of Areté Vocal Ensemble
The Women of the California Lutheran University Choir
Wyant Morton, Director
Generously sponsored by Colburn Foundation
John Mauceri performance sponsored by Kathleen P. Martin
Media Sponsor Classic Event
VPAC partners with New West Symphony in celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein with Bernstein on Stage. John Mauceri, former music director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, was once a young protégé of Leonard Bernstein. He’s known for his onstage commentary between pieces, so we can’t wait to hear him share both personal anecdotes and musical insights from the maestro himself. He’s created a concert packed with pieces from the entire canon of Bernstein’s compositions for the stage.
ON THE TOWN
TROUBLE IN TAHITI
WEST SIDE STORY
1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
NEW WEST SYMPHONY
Founded in 1995, the New West Symphony is a professional orchestra that draws its players from the rich talent pool of professional Los Angeles-area musicians. The Symphony presents an annual Masterpiece Series concert season and provides a number of educational opportunities for local youth through its annual Symphonic Adventures concerts, its traveling Music Van, and the Harmony Project of Ventura County. For more information go to newwestsymphony.org and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newwestsymphony.
GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF LOS ANGELES (GMCLA)
For 39 years the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has built an international reputation for musical excellence while remaining deeply rooted in service to the Los Angeles community. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the last important links to a glorious tradition in music,” GMCLA is one of the country’s largest male choruses with over 250 singers. GMCLA also has an extensive youth outreach program that brings a message of love, acceptance, and hope to over 50,000 students in the Los Angeles middle schools, high schools, and juvenile detention centers.
THE CAL LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY CHORAL ENSEMBLES
The Cal Lutheran University Choral Ensembles includes the Cal Lutheran University Choir, Women’s Chorale, and Areté Vocal Ensemble. The Cal Lutheran University Choir and Women’s Chorale are the premiere undergraduate choral ensembles at CLU. The ensembles have earned an enviable reputation in their home state and throughout the Western United States for their commitment to performing the finest in choral literature from all eras in their original languages. While dedicated to performing works that represent the University’s Lutheran heritage, the choirs also embrace innovative new music as well as music expressing a multi-cultural perspective.