For most of us, Leonard Bernstein's name is uttered only when we're drunk and listening to "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)." Not only is it the only intelligible phrase in the song, but it's also a fun name to shout to indicate you're having a good time. But, as it turns out, this fellow's name actually means something else entirely to people who know stuff about music. Leonard Bernstein was a gifted pianist, composer and conductor, and he wrote the scores for ballets, operas and films, including On the Waterfront and West Side Story. And now, for the first time ever, SMU's Meadows School of the Arts' Wind Ensemble, Opera Theatre, Chorale, Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra are joining forces to bring you a gala concert celebrating the genius of ol' L.B. The show is at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., and tickets are $20 to $25 for adults, $15 to $20 for seniors and $10 to $15 for students and SMU staff. Proceeds from the event will go toward scholarships for students, including the Meadows Scholars program. For tickets, call 214-768-2787.
Tue., April 19, 8 p.m., 2011