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Bernstein on Broadway

2018-2019 Season, Pops Concerts

Bernstein on Broadway

Oct 6
Saturday
7:30 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring Soprano Morgan James & Guest Conductor Teddy Abrams

The Wichita Symphony commemorates Leonard Bernstein's centennial with a glittering program celebrating the best of Bernstein's Broadway hits!

What's interesting about this concert?

A Star on the Rise
In addition to her studio albums and EP’s, you might know Morgan James from her appearances with Postmodern Jukebox on YouTube! She’s done many amazing covers with the group on songs such as All About That Bass, Maps, and Take Me to Church.

An American Treasure
Bernstein’s career as a composer spanned many different forms of music. He wrote everything from choral and orchestral music to famous musicals such as Candide, Peter Pan, On the Town, and of course, West Side Story.

So Much Winning
Bernstein’s music earned him many accolades, including multiple Emmys, Grammys, and Tonys, as well as Lifetime Achievement Grammy, a Kennedy Center Honor, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

This performance is made possible in part by a generous gift from

Rose & Howard Marcus
KMUW Wichita Public Radio - Media Sponsor

Hear samples of the music to be performed at this concert

Morgan James

About Morgan James

"A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep...This woman is on fire." 
The New York Times

One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James.  Morgan’s music videos have accumulated more than 80 million views (and climbing). With viral sensation Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Morgan toured the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. On her full-length debut for Epic Records, “Hunter,” she cast an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice, theatrical swing, and a soulful poise. “Hunter” boasts a powerful and personal rendition of Prince’s “Call My Name” (reached Top 15 at Urban AC radio and #1 most added).  For information about Morgan James, visit morganjamesonline.com.

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