The New York Philharmonic and Netflix present Orchestrating Maestro: Music & Conversation, February 14, at 8:00 p.m., at the Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall. A celebration of Maestro — the 2023 film about legendary composer and NY Phil Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein and his wife, the dynamic actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein — the event will feature a musical performance followed by a side-by-side conversation with Bradley Cooper and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Maestro has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), and Best Actress (Carey Mulligan).
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Metropolitan Opera, artistic director and principal conductor of Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain, and music and artistic director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will mark his NY Phil debut leading members of the Orchestra in selections from the Maestro soundtrack.
Following the concert, Bradley Cooper, who also directed and co-wrote the film, will join Nézet-Séguin — who served as the film’s conducting consultant and conducted the new recordings for its soundtrack — in a conversation about Bernstein’s life and legacy.
Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.
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