Bernstein Festival


Feb. 23, 2009


Monday, Feb. 23

‘Bernstein and Before’

7:30 p.m., USAO Ballroom


“I’ve Got Rhythm” by Gershwin: USAO Jazz Ensemble

“What a Movie” by Bernstein: Collette Schafer

“Danzon” by Bernstein: USAO Concert Band

“Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting: Yuval Waldman and Tatiana Kuleshova

Sonata #4 for violin and piano by Charles Ives

“Hoedown” by Aaron Copeland

“Meditation from Mass”: Stephanie Lemoine, cello

“Symphony #2, Age of Anxiety” by Bernstein: Tatiana Kuleshova

Fantasy on “America” by Bernstein: Yuval Waldman, violin


Tuesday, Feb. 24

“On the Waterfront”

7:30 p.m., Davis Hall Little Theater

See the groundbreaking 1954 American dramatic film starring Marlon Brando, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein. Also featuring Rod Steiger and Eva Marie Saint, this film won eight Academy Awards and is considered one of the most important films ever made. It is listed on dozens of all-time important films lists, including those by the Vatican and the U.S. Library of Congress.


Thursday, Feb. 26

“Bernstein and After”

7:30 p.m., USAO Student Center Ballroom

 “Finale B” from Rent by Jonathon Larson: USAO Concert Choir

                  “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd by Sondheim

“I Hate Music” by Bernstein: Elizabeth Sellers

“A Simple Song” from a Mass by Bernstein: Dr. Ken Bohannon

“Anniversaries” by Bernstein: Dr. Stephen Weber, piano

Selections by The Key Players of USAO

A New Composition by Dr. Stephen Weber: Yuval Waldman, violin

“Graceful Ghost Rag” by Bolcomb: Yuval Waldman and Tatiana Kuleshova

                  “Minotaur” by Dick Hyman

“Serenade for violin and piano” by Bernstein


Friday-Saturday, Feb. 27-28

“West Side Story”

7:30 p.m., Davis Little Theater

The USAO Music and Drama Departments join to present a classic musical by Leonard Bernstein that became both a Broadway hit and a film classic.