An “instant hit” on Broadway in 1944, Bernstein’s On the Town soon became a movie starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
Known as his “valentine” to New York, Lenny’s On the Town is a Broadway musical about three sailors during World War II and their “amorous adventures on a 24-hour-shore leave in New York City.”
The Des Moines Symphony’s “Giunta Celebrates Bernstein” concert presents three dances from Bernstein’s first musical, On the Town. Also featured on the concert will be Bernstein’s jazzy Prelude, Fugue & Riffs, Mozart’s Flute & Harp Concerto and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1.
Maestro Giunta can’t wait to share Bernstein’s “valentine to New York” with you.
BERNSTEIN Three Dances from On the Town
BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue & Riffs
MOZART Flute & Harp Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1
Gregory Oakes, clarinet
Kayla Burggraf, flute
Erin Brooker-Miller, harp
For tickets and more information, visit https://dmsymphony.org/events/masterworks-2-on-the-town/