A Bernstein Celebration

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Leonard Bernstein’s music, as with his conducting, and as with his life, is extravagant and impassioned, emotive, and always joyfully life affirming.

It swoops and soars, dips and dives, taking from here, there, but always ends up by ‘being Bernstein’.

The rowdy and raucous downtown Divertimento, full of energy, cannot help but bring a smile to the weariest of dials, as does the wonderful Candide Suite which sees one glorious number tumble out on top of another.

The 2018 ANAM Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre season is generously supported by Loris Orthwein

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)


Jose Luis Gomez conductor
ANAM Orchestra


Alberto Ginastera
Variaciones Concertantes, Op.23

Leonard Bernstein
Divertimento for Orchestra

Aaron Copland
Fanfare for the Common Man

Samuel Barber
Adagio for Strings

Leonard Bernstein
Overture & Suite for Orchestra, from Candide


This production is part of the following series:

Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) 2019

The only institute of its kind, and one of the few in the world, ANAM is renowned for its innovation, energy and adventurous programming and is committed to pushing the boundaries of how classical music is presented and performed.