In a capstone to our Leonard Bernstein centenary celebration, we present his quirky, complex, irreverent, and very humorous operetta Candide, with orchestral staging.
Born in the Soviet Union in the city of Minsk, violinist Dmitri Levin studied at the School for the Musically Talented before entering the famed Moscow Conservatory, where he was a student of Yuri Yankelevich. After completing his studies he served as principal second violin with the Minsk Opera and Ballet Theater. Mr. Levin emigrated to the United States in 1977 and joined the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1979. During his five-and-one-half-year tenure there, he served as co-principal second violin for two seasons and gave two solo appearances with that orchestra. He joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1984, and participates regularly in the Orchestra’s Chamber Music Concerts.
Photo: Jessica Griffin