Saturday, March 10, 7:30 pm – Leonard Bernstein: A Centennial Celebration with The Fairfield County Chorale at Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Join The Fairfield County Chorale as they celebrate one of Fairfield’s most renowned residents, Leonard Bernstein, on his 100th birthday by performing his exuberant Chichester Psalms and Make our garden grow from his 1956 operetta, Candide. Dvorak’s Te Deum and Bruckner’s Psalm 150 complete this highly spirited program. Most of Bernstein composing took place in his Fairfield house, which remains in the Bernstein family. The concert will be conducted by FCC music director, David Rosenmeyer with assistant conductor Michael Sheetz taking the baton for Bruckner’s Psalm 150. Featured soloists are soprano Anna Dugan and baritone Marcelo Guzzo, with Fairfield sixth grader Nicolas Peterson joining the chorale to sing treble in Chichester Psalms. Photo of Leonard Bernstein (detail) © 1967, 2018 Lawrence Fried. For more information: fairfieldcountychorale.org.
This is the second time I’ve heard FCC perform Carmina Burana, and last evening certainly lived up to my memory of how well it was performed the last time. It is such a difficult piece rhythmically, and I am impressed with the ease with which FCC went through it. There is nothing better than a wonderful night of great music to start the holiday season, so thank you so much!