Summertime: Bernstein on Broadway!

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Summertime: Bernstein on Broadway!

In honor of "Leonard Bernstein at 100,” a two-year global celebration of the life and career of the 20th century cultural giant, featuring more than 1,000 events on six continents, the Lark presents a live performance with moving, humorous and jubilant songs from three of Bernstein's great Broadway shows: West Side Story, On the Town, and Wonderful Town! Featuring five glorious singers from opera and Broadway theater.

Music Director, Daniel Lockert
Director, Ellie Mednick

Aimee Puentes (Soprano):
Award-winning, critically-acclaimed appearances major opera companies, including SF Opera, Broadway, oratorio and concert repertoires.

Jenny Matteucci (Soprano): 
Featured musical comedy performer Bay Area-wide cabaret and musical theater venues, from Broadway to the classics.

Noel Anthony Escobar (Tenor):
Winner SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award best featured actor in a musical, in-demand musical theater performer, concerts, galas, nightclubs.

Adam Flowers (Tenor):
Sought after tenor with experience performing principal tenor roles in opera houses throughout North America, Hawaii, and Japan.

Tyler McKenna (Baritone):
Popular leading singing and acting roles in the Mountain Play, 42nd Street Moon, Marin Shakespeare Company, ACT.

Show Times
Sat, Aug 5 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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Bernstein: Reaching for the Note

The Lark's August celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday continues with exceptional documentary film Reaching for the Note, screening  at the Lark, Thursday, August 3rd at 7:30 pm. 

The documentary explores Bernstein's presence on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic as a major force in 20th century music. His exuberant and dramatic style caught the heart of America, bringing classical music to thousands of people from diverse backgrounds.  More than any American conductor before him, Bernstein expanded the audience of classical music while maintaining a deep artistic integrity. 

Bernstein's music for Broadway is the theme of the Lark's annual Summertime Live music event on August 5th, "Bernstein on Broadway."


Guest Speaker: Composer Ron Ramin

Ron Ramin is an award winning composer who has written and conducted scores for more than 20 primetime television series and thirty movies/miniseries for television.  He is currently completing Golden State of Mind, a symphonic suite celebrating the state of California. Ron will share personal stories and anecdotes about Leonard Bernstein in a 10-minute talk before this informative, music-filled documentary film. He currently lives in Mill Valley with his wife, author and journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin.

Ron's father, Sid Ramin, is the highly regarded, Oscar award-winnning orchestrator, arranger and composer  that included Oscar-winning orchestrations for West Side Story, plus Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and many others. Sid Ramin was a close colleague of Bernstein, and the family became life-long friends.


 

 

Show Times
Thu, Aug 3 7:30pm   Buy Tickets