Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert The 2022 Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert is supported by generous endowments established in perpetuity by Dr. Raymond and Hannah H. Schneider, and Diane H. Lupean.
Acclaimed dramatic soprano Christine Goerke joins Music Director Andris Nelsons in a rarely heard early work by the French innovator Hector Berlioz. Berlioz’s passionate “lyric scene” La Mort de Cléopâtre is a monodrama in which the Egyptian queen meditates on the triumphs and tragedies of her life at the moment of her death. Another orchestral innovator, Gustav Mahler composed his towering Fifth Symphony in 1901-02 following an intensive study of J.S. Bach’s counterpoint, resulting in a new and highly individual approach to the orchestra. The fourth movement is the famous and moving Adagietto for strings and harp.