Course Description

ONLINE: Why Bernstein? Why now? Leonard Bernstein was the first and possibly only American musician to be universally celebrated as a serious classical composer, teacher, conductor, and Broadway leader. Born to humble immigrants, Bernstein never forgot his origins as he battled for his musical influence, political beliefs, and personal life. In this online course, we will examine Bernstein's (1) pioneering teaching on early television; (2) Broadway masterpieces, including "West Side Story"; (3) triumphant conducting career and stunning worldwide orchestral leadership; and (4) three moving and original symphonies: "Jeremiah," "The Age of Anxiety," and "Kaddish." Bring your curiosity, and let's study an American original. Maestro Leonard Bernstein's incandescent soul continues to change hearts and melt prejudice a century after his birth and 30 years after his passing. The world is better because of this gifted human being's legacy. | Lecture + Q&A.
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Section Title
Why We Need Leonard Bernstein
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Jan 26, 2022 to Feb 16, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Recommended reading: Jamie Bernstein, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein (9780062641366)