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24 August 2018 7:30pm

On the eve of Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday, experience this legendary concert film with a cinematic screening in remastered DTS surround sound in the place where it was recorded 45 years ago.

Introduced by the director & Bernstein biographer Humphrey Burton with broadcaster and film music concert producer Tommy Pearson. A truly unique and immersive experience which showcases Bernstein & Mahler at their best.

Tickets £20 (under 18s and students £15) on sale below or from Ely Cathedral Box Office - 01353 660349.


Leonard Bernstein at 100 with Mahler's Resurrection Symphony (6 images)

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Sir Clive Gillinson, formerly of the London Symphony Orchestra, and whose early music career saw him play regularly at the cathedral, said: "Leonard Bernstein's 1973 performance of Mahler's Second Symphony at Ely Cathedral remains one of the most vivid memories of my entire life.

"It was in my early days as a cellist in the LSO, not long after I had graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, and to work with him on this revelatory music remains one of the great privileges of my life.

There was something magical about playing this music in the breathtaking context of Ely Cathedral,

"The most compelling thing about Bernstein as a conductor, which was so clear to me as a player, but also in later years as the orchestra's manager, was the sense of discovering a piece of music as if it was being composed at the very moment that you were playing or hearing it.

"His insights and endless creativity were something that only a great composer could have brought to the music he conducted, and he had an uncanny gift of engaging everybody in the music as if you were hearing it for the very first time."


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