David Hayes Conducts Bernstein

Date & Time

Friday, November 22, 2024 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2024 2:30 pm


David Hayes conductor
Sandy Cameron violin


Kernis Musica Celestis
Divertimento for String Orchestra
Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)

Music Director David Hayes conducts the music of three 20th-century geniuses influenced by New York. Leonard Bernstein began writing a violin concerto for Isaac Stern in 1953 and through the course of ensuing decades, it remained one of his fondest works. It is performed by violinist Sandy Cameron, a tour de force in 20th and 21st-century repertoire, hailed as “brilliant” by The Washington Post. Bartók’s Divertimento, written weeks before he was forced to leave fascist Europe for the life of an exile in New York City, is a musical contrast to Kernis’ Musica Celestis, inspired by the medieval conception of angels singing in heaven.


Perelman Theater
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102


80 minutes including intermission