Jeremy Irons Performs with The New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic’s three-week Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, saluting their beloved Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein, took place in November 2017.  Jeremy Irons narrated Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony at concerts on November 9, 11, 14 and 19.  The first three concerts took place at David Geffen Hall in New York City.  The November 19th concert took place at Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  All four concerts were conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featured Soprano Tamara Wilson.

Click on the player below to listen to the performance from 19 November at The University of Michigan, recorded live by Interlochen Public Radio:



Review: Son Confronts Father to End a Leonard Bernstein Festival – The New York Times

The Best Classical Music Performances of 2017 – The New York Times


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Jeremy Irons: In Conversation at University of Michigan

Jeremy Irons gave a talk for theatre students at the University of Michigan, on Saturday 18 November 2017.  The informal interview/conversation was conducted by University of Michigan Assistant Professor of Theatre, Gillian Eaton.  Jeremy and Gillian attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School together.  The talk was held at the Arthur Miller Theatre in the Walgreen Drama Center, on the north campus of the University of Michigan.

Jeremy spoke to the students for about an hour and a half and he took questions from the students.  Jeremy discussed Justice League, “living to act” vs. “acting to live”, the differences between how film auditions used to be and how they are now, American theatre audiences vs. European theatre audiences, among many other subjects and anecdotes.  Jeremy stressed that what acting students do with their time when they’re not working is very important, as it informs them as a person and enhances their performances.

Thank you to Shannon Fitzsimons-Moen, from the University of Michigan, for these photographs.