Overture to Candide
Concerto in F Major for Piano and Orchestra
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
The Pines of Rome
About this program
Thibaudet Plays Gershwin
After the success of On the Town (1944) and Wonderful Town (1953), Bernstein looked to Voltaire’s novel Candide for inspiration for his third musical. Originally adapted by Lillian Hellman for Bernstein, the comedic production follows the noble youth Candide’s rather disastrous journey through the “best of all possible worlds.” ...
Pre-Concert Chat: Thibaudet Plays Gershwin
Join Associate Conductor, Sameer Patel, 45 minutes before the concert for a 30-minute, enlightening chat about Bernstein's Overture to Candide, Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F, Respighi's The Pines of Rome, and what to look for during the performance. Join in person on the lawn next to the Paver Bar or live stream audio on your phone at the link below.