Program Notes

New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Live From Lincoln Center continues an annual tradition on PBS by ringing in 2018 with a special New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve concert. This festive concert event is part of a yearlong, worldwide celebration of the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. The beloved conductor, composer, author, and leading cultural figure enjoyed a four-decade relationship with the Philharmonic and was its music director from 1958 to 1969. This program will showcase members of the New York Philharmonic in a selection of Bernstein’s best-loved works for the Broadway stage along with appearances from special guests.

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Members of the New York Philharmonic
Lonny Price, staging and continuity
Annaleigh Ashford, vocalist
Christopher Jackson, vocalist
Laura Osnes, vocalist
Aaron Tveit, vocalist
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, director