Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Bernstein, Barber and Beethoven
This two-hour KERA production for PBS featured the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of music director and conductor Andrew Litton, in a captivating performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Fancy Free Ballet, Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto with special guest soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. The broadcast included segments on the history of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Also featured are rare, personal interviews with Litton and Salerno-Sonnenberg, who were classmates at The Juilliard School of Music.
Hosted by Andrew Litton, music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Produced by KERA, Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, in association with Brandenburg Productions Inc. and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Production Credits: Executive producer/director: Phillip Byrd; KERA executive producer: Lyn Ganz