Leonard Bernstein's Vietnam War-era symphony comes to Disney Hall

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LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Credit: Jamie Pham.

“Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers” was composed by Leonard Bernstein for the opening of the Kennedy Center in Washington in 1971. The LA Phil will start performing it at Disney Hall tonight. “Mass” is a product of its era: the Vietnam War, protests against the Nixon administration, and hippies.

Elkhanah Pulitzer is director of Leonard Bernstein’s
"Mass" at Disney Hall. Credit: Kristen Loken. 


Elkhanah Pulitzer - SF Opera Lab and director at the Disney Hall

Madeleine Brand

Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or