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Season 36, Episode 2 Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein

First Aired: October 29, 2008

The musical legacy of Leonard Bernstein is celebrated by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, opera singers Dawn Upshaw and Thomas Hampson, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Broadway's Christine Ebersole. Included: selections from "West Side Story," "Trouble in Tahiti," "Songfest," "A Quiet Place," "On the Town," "Mass" and "Fancy Free." From New York City's Carnegie Hall.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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