The San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas celebrates the music of Leonard Bernstein in a very special Opening Night gala at Carnegie Hall.
It’s hard to bring off this kind of populist mix without seeming to pander. But Michael Tilson Thomas has the breadth, depth, and showmanship to do it.
- Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
The Orchestra’s sold-out Carnegie Hall concert kicked off a New York City-wide tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein, who would have celebrated his 90th birthday this year. The 90-minute DVD, recorded in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, features music from a wide variety of Bernstein’s stage works, from such early triumphs as West Side Story and On the Town to later works Mass and A Quiet Place.