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In the Swing of the Bernstein Festival

Posted November 03, 2017

Bernstein’s jazzy side took over David Geffen Hall last night when Alan Gilbert led the second program in our three-week salute to our former Music Director, Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival. Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill took on Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, while our friend Makoto Ozone returned to play Bernstein’s part — literally, since he performed both pieces as a pianist! — in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Bernstein’s own Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety. After the concert the soloists met up with Board Member Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin, who are providing major support for the festival.

You can still catch this fun program Saturday night.

And get excited with this New York Times Facebook Live video of Makoto Ozone talking about the program:

(Photos: Chris Lee)