Festival Napa Valley Presents: Bernstein Centennial: Selections from West Side Story featuring Michael Fabiano & Larisa Martínez
The festival celebrates Leonard Bernsteins centennial with music from one of the American masters signature works: West Side Story, the 1957 musical that gave birth to such beautiful songs as Maria, Tonight, and Somewhere.
Those songs are part of the suite that will be performed by two commanding singers: tenor Michael Fabiano and soprano Larisa Martínez. They perform with Festival Orchestra NAPA and maestro Lawrence Foster in this very special concert honoring one of the 20th century's greatest composers.
A regular at the Met and San Francisco Opera, as well as at Festival Napa Valley, Fabiano has been celebrated for his clarity and power and his heroic and translucent sound (The Washington Post). And the dazzlingPuerto Rican soprano Larisa Martínez, who wowed audiences performing withJoshua Bell and the Havana Chamber Orchestra last season, brings her warm quality of voice and unique timbre to tonights concert. The program also features the thrilling Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, in addition to other works. Alexander Bernstein, a renowned educator and son of the composer, will share insights on his father and this milestone celebration in a pre-concert talk.
Larisa Martínez and Michael Fabiano appear as part of theJan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series