75 years ago on November 14, 1943, Leonard Bernstein stepped in at the last minute to conduct the New York Philharmonic for Bruno Walter in Carnegie Hall. Bernstein was just 25-years-old when he successfully led the orchestra through its program.
The concert was broadcasted nationwide, and Bernstein became famous overnight, and thus began the 25-year-old’s journey of becoming one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.
On Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, The Des Moines Symphony and Maestro Giunta recreate the concert that kick-started Bernstein’s career.
SCHUMANN Overture to Manfred
RÓSZA Theme, Variations, & Finale
STRAUSS Don Quixote
WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Julian Schwarz, cello
Yee Ling Elaine Ng, viola
For tickets and more information, visit https://dmsymphony.org/events/masterworks-3-bernsteins-famous-1943-broadcast/
To listen to Maestro Giunta’s comment on the famous 1943 broadcast concert, click below.