Simon Rattle conducts Bernstein’s “Wonderful Town” at the 2002 New Year’s Eve Concert

Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town is a wonderfully swinging homage to 1930s New York: full of wit and irony, with beautiful melodies and pulsating rhythms. Simon Rattle presented the work in 2002 at his first New Year’s Eve Concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker with the support of soloists from the stages of Broadway and the celebrated baritone Thomas Hampson as the star guest – a “joyful musical melee”, as the press described the evening.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Programme Guide

© 2002 EuroArts Music International



Sir Simon Rattle Chief conductor 2002–2018
Leonard Bernstein composer
George Gershwin composer
Wayne Marshall piano, conductor
Audra McDonald soprano
Kim Criswell vocals
Brent Barrett vocals
Thomas Hampson baritone
Simon Halsey chorus master

Our recommendations

Help Contact
How to watch Newsletter Institutional Access Access Vouchers
Legal notice Terms of use Privacy Policy