Leonard Bernstein: Candide

June 6, 2020, 8:00 pm
Robbins Memorial Town Hall Auditorium

730 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington MA 02476

Robbins Memorial Town Hall Auditorium Website
Map • Phone: (781) 316-3000

Following the acclaimed 2016 performance of Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing, Chorus pro Musica returns to Arlington, MA with Bernstein’s brilliant operetta based on a novella by Voltaire, with lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, and others. Prompted by parallels between Voltaire’s satire of the Inquisition and McCarthy’s congressional “witch hunt,” the operetta has become a modern classic, with popular songs such as “The Best of All Possible Worlds,” “Glitter and Be Gay,” and “Make Our Garden Grow.”