Leonard Bernstein to be celebrated at Summer Concerts on the Hudson on Monday, Aug. 27


WEEHAWKEN – To mark the 100th birthday of one of America’s greatest composers and conductors, Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present “A Musical Tribute to Leonard Bernstein” on Monday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. This free concert will feature almost twenty singers, dancers, and musicians in an evening of instrumental and vocal music. The groundbreaking music from Bernstein’s Broadway shows, “On the Town,” “West Side Story,” and “Candide” will be highlighted, featuring piano-percussion duo Synchronicity, concert pianist and Hoboken resident Gleb Ivanov and a cast of Broadway performers.
Among many others, the cast includes William Michals, who last month received rave reviews as Captain Hook in a revival of Bernstein’s “Peter Pan”; Mikaela Bennett, who earlier this month starred as Maria in a concert version of “West Side Story” at the London Proms concerts; Adam J. Levy who is currently performing in the new musical Dave at the Arena Stage; Weehawken resident Patrick Boll, who was featured on Broadway in “Mamma Mia”; and Danny Gardner, who starred in “Crazy For You” at the Signature Theatre and received a Helen Hayes nomination for his performance.
Emmy winner Nancy Giles will emcee the evening.
These free concerts take place at Lincoln Harbor Park, just north of the Chart House restaurant on the Hudson River in Weehawken. Free parking is available and public transportation, including NJ Transit bus 158 from the Port Authority and Hudson Bergen Light Rail, will bring concertgoers to Lincoln Harbor. Please use 1700 Harbor Boulevard for GPS directions.
HRPAC’s concerts are family friendly and free of charge to the general public. Limited seating is available, however, audience members are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket, if possible, and encouraged to picnic on the lawn.
For more information including the full summer concert schedule, directions, updates, and rain date info, please check the HRPAC website, www.hrpac.org, or call the concert info line at (201) 716-4540.