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Andris Nelsons conducts an All-Bernstein Program with the Boston Ballet and featuring violinist Baiba Skride


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Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium"), for violin and orchestra When Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins created the hit ballet Fancy Free in 1944, each was just twenty-five years old. As Bernstein's first ballet score and Robbins' first full-scale choreographic effort, it catapulted both men to stardom. In what would become his signature style, Robbins combined classical choreography with jazz and popular dance moves. Just months after Fancy Free  was premiered at the old Metropolitan Opera House, its scenario had become the basis for Bernstein and Robbins' hit Broadway musical On the Town (being performed July 7). Fancy Free will be presented here in collaboration with Boston Ballet, using Robbins' original choreography.

Featured Performers

Andris   Nelsons, conductor Andris Nelsons, conductor Boston Ballet   Mikko Nissinen, artistic director, Boston Ballet Mikko Nissinen, artistic director
Baiba   Skride, violin Baiba Skride, violin
Program Notes Audio
BERNSTEIN - Fancy Free
Fully staged production
BERNSTEIN - Divertimento for Orchestra (16 min)
BERNSTEIN - Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for violin and orchestra