Music in the Making

Music In The Making: October 19th, 2014

Presenting the first half of a concert version of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide!

Leonard Bernstein composing at the piano in 1955.
Leonard Bernstein composing at the piano in 1955. Photo Credit: Al Ravenna, World Telegram staff photographer – Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. Public domain.

Listen to an all-Leonard Bernstein program featuring performances at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, including the first part of a special concert version of Candide, in celebration of David Ashley White’s 15th and final year as director of the Moores School!

Leonard Bernstein – Slava! A political overture
Moores Opera House
Moores School Wind Ensemble; Richard Floyd, conductor

Leonard Bernstein – “Somewhere” from West Side Story
Moores Opera House

Leonard Bernstein – Candide (part one)
Moores Opera House
Moores School Symphony Orchestra; Moores School Choruses; Joseph Gaines, Candide; Buck Ross, Dr. Pangloss (and narrator); Kyla Knox, Cunégonde; Nicole Woodward, Paquette; Heath Martin, Maximillian/The Captain; Melanie Sonnenberg, the Old Lady; Brian Yeakley, Vandendur/The Crook; Franz Krager, conductor