October 29, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present a 90th Birthday Tribute to Leonard Bernstein during its Homecoming Weekend Concert on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

The group will perform selections from Bernstein’s great Broadway musicals, including On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and West Side Story. The vocal roles will be performed by current Amherst students, returning alumni and members of the Amherst College Choral Society (Mallorie Chernin, director). Mark Lane Swanson, music director, and Daniel Curtis ’08 will conduct, and A. Scott Parry will direct the vocalists.

Tickets are available at $8 for the general public, at $4 for  seniors and children under 13 and at no charge for current Amherst College students with ID. Seats may be reserved in advance by writing concerts@amherst.edu or calling 413/542-8205.