FEATURE: City Lights

WABE

Known by Opera News magazine as “one of the fastest-rising podium stars in North America,” Christopher Allen has extensive knowledge in the arts.

He may only be in his early thirties, but his resume says otherwise. He most recently was the recipient of the 2017 Sir Georg Solti Conduction Award.

Among his talents as a conductor and pianist, he is also a multimedia painter.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has asked Allen to be the guest conductor in their upcoming performance of “An American Original.” The performance will begin with Leonard Bernstein’s most well-known score, West Side Story.

Producer Myke Johns sat down with Allen ahead of this performance to discuss Bernstein’s greatest work and the future of Millennials’ interests in the arts.

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