Leonard Bernstein Centenary Gala Concert
Saturday, October 6 at Holy Trinity Church. Pre-concert talk with Humphrey Burton, 6.15pm. Concert, 8pm.
Opening this year’s festival is a gala concert to mark the centenary of the birth of composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein. Following a talk by Humphrey Burton CBE – a friend and colleague of Bernstein’s and author of his biography – renowned conductor Alexander Ingram will lead the specially-formed Guildford Festival Orchestra in an evening of Bernstein’s music with internationally acclaimed soloists, soprano Paula Sides, tenor David Horton, mezzo Carolyn Dobbin and baritone Matthew Siviter.