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Leonard Bernstein was born 100 years ago on August 25, 1918. As the most popular American classical musician of the twentieth century, he was amazingly brilliant as a conductor, composer, arranger, pianist, and television personality who was seen on television by over 10 million around the world.
In this talk, learn:
• What influences shaped the famous maestro?
• What made him special as a conductor?
• What made him such a successful teacher?
• How did compare the Beatles and Mozart logically in the same show?
• What makes West Side Story one of the greatest Broadway shows?
• What makes his Mass so unique?
Discover the answers to these questions with photos and video/audio clips!
$15 suggested donation.
Alicia Kopfstein-Penk, Ph.D., is an enthusiastic postmodernist who teaches at American University in Washington, DC. Her book, Leonard Bernstein and his Young People’s Concerts has been called “utterly fascinating,” and “a bristlingly well-informed monograph” by the Wall Street Journal. She is also an editor and author of the forthcoming book Leonard Bernstein and Washington, DC.