The second PMF Orchestra program represents the epitome of this year's centennial celebration, with an all-Bernstein lineup. World-renowned violinist MIDORI will give a must-see performance of Bernstein's "Serenade after Plato's Symposium" - the very piece she performed under the direction of Bernstein himself at PMF 1990 - in her highly anticipated return to PMF.
These concerts will be led by PMF Guest Conductor Edwin Outwater, a musical craftsman known for his interpretations of Bernstein's works, as part of his truly wide ranging repertoire. The program opens with music from the ballet Fancy Free, lighthearted and brimming with jazz, and closes with the Symphony No. 2 "Age of Anxiety," with its dramatic encounters between piano and orchestra. The latter features acclaimed pianist Andrew Tyson as soloist, hailed by BBC Radio 3 as "a real poet of the piano."