Sunday / March 4, 2018 / 5 PM
Fritsche Theater at Cowan Hall
Bernstein / On the Waterfront
Goulet / Beatles Fantasy for Violin & Orchestra
Lindsay Deutsch, Violin
Peter Stafford Wilson, Conductor
On the Waterfront won 8 Oscars in 1954, including for Best Director Elia Kazan and Best Actor Marlon Brando. The making of On the Waterfront involves controversy with the House Committee on Un-American Activities where Kazan had come under scrutiny for testifying against members of the film industry. This caused the orginal script writer Arthur Miller to back out and be replaced by Budd Schulbery, also a HUAC informer. Leonard Bernstein's score is quintessential Bernstein with rich orchestral colors and captivating rhythms. It is the only film score he would compose and remains in the top 25 film scores ever written.
The Symphony will welcome American violinist Lindsay Deutsch (right) to perform the Beatles Fantasy for Violin & Orchestra. This work reimagines the ever-popular hit songs of the Beatles for solo violin and full orchestra.
This program of captures the sound and feel of 1950's America and where our culture would travel to in the 1960's.