The Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will co-produce a concert staging of the Tony Award-winning musical Candide in Symphony Hall. In this popular adaptation of Voltaire's satirical novel, the naÃ¯ve Candide is separated from his beloved and journeys around the world to find her while fiercely retaining his mentor's belief that "this is the best of all possible worlds" in the face of ever-increasing catastrophes. Candide will feature a cast of actors, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony Chorus in this historic Alliance Theatre/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra co-production.
Candide seems as complicated as it is colorful on the surface. Composer, pianist, conductor, writer and teacher Leonard Bernstein put just about everything into his score. Some numbers approach bel canto arias; others are closer to the tango, the polka, the waltz, the German chorale, grand opera or Gilbert and Sullivan. But Leonard Bernstein could no more forget the diverse panoply of music that filled his dizzying musical life than his own arm