In a capstone to our Leonard Bernstein centenary celebration, we present his quirky, complex, irreverent, and very humorous operetta Candide, with orchestral staging.
Jonathan Beiler joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1976. He previously played in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Saint Louis Symphony.
Mr. Beiler grew up in the Philadelphia area and began his studies at the age of eight with Louis Gesensway, a former member of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Beiler graduated from Friends Select School and went on to major in French at Yale University. After graduating from Yale, he studied violin with Josef Gingold at Indiana University. Mr. Beiler maintains an active teaching schedule at his home in Haddonfield, NJ, and enjoys creative writing.
Photo: Jessica Griffin