Whatever you think — or thought — about Leonard Bernstein's 1972 theatrical piece, Mass, you may enjoy reading the following posts from various critics. Mass was composed for the opening of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and it has just been revived, wonderfully, as part of Bernstein's 90th birthday celebration by the Baltimore Symphony, its music director Marin Alsop (a Bernstein protogé) and a cast of hundreds of choruses and dancers. It played in Baltimore, at Carnegie Hall, at a Harlem theatre and, finally, again at the Kennedy Center.
• Read Anne Midgette's Kennedy Center preview/personal memoir HERE
• Anthony Tommasini reviewed only the Harlem concert HERE
And from the other side of aisle, read Martin Bernheimer's review in the Financial Times HERE.