Leonard Bernstein's Mass
Oct 26, 2008
For the past two weeks I have been involved in a very intense and demanding project with the Baltimore Symphony, namely a staged production of Bernstein’s epic Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers. We performed the work three times in Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and then spent two full days recording the work for release on the Naxos label. And this past weekend, we played to sold-out crowds at Carnegie Hall, the United Palace Theatre of Manhattan, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, receiving standing ovations at each performance. The New York Times ran a piece prior to the performance outlining the significance of the work and some of the controversy surrounding it. (Click here to read the article.) Truly a thrill to be a part of it!