LENOX (AP) — A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere.
“Highwood’s Ghost, an Encounter for Harp, Cello, and Orchestra” will be performed Sunday at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.READ MORE: Federal Prosecutors Drop Charges Against MIT Professor Gang Chen, Accused Of Hiding Ties To China
The ghost haunts Highwood House, a building on the Tanglewood property.READ MORE: Does Tom Brady Actually Get More Roughing The Passer Penalties Than Other QBs? The Data Says No
Many people have reported encounters with the specter over the years, but Bernstein’s story is perhaps the most famous. Bernstein said he was approached by an apparition in 1990 while sitting by a window on the second floor. Startled, he sprang from his seat and called out to the figure.
Williams said he wrote the piece for fun and to “provide the unusual combination of harp and cello an opportunity to set the stage for an ectoplasmic visit.”MORE NEWS: Keller @ Large: President Biden's Ratings Will Improve When Quality Of Life Improves
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