Filippo Ciabatti, conductor
The orchestra’s fall program launches the Hop’s Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration as it prepares for its December Italian tour. Two sparkling Bernstein works are paired with Mahler’s fifth—Bernstein was one of the greatest Mahler conductors—and a work by William Grant Still, who broke multiple Jim Crow barriers to contribute marvelous music to the American canon.
Bernstein Candide Overture
Bernstein West Side Story Medley
Grant Still Romance for trombone and orchestra
with Charles Johnson ’19, trombone
Mahler Symphony No. 5