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23 Mar 2015

 

Mary Zimmerman will direct a new production of Leonard Bernstein's "Wonderful Town" for the Goodman Theatre of Chicago's 2015-2016 season.

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22 Mar 2015

 

Happy Birthday, Stephen Sondheim!

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13 Mar 2015

Whether you live in New York City or are just visiting, you should check out these upcoming educational events and performances about Leonard Bernstein on 4/2 and 5/20.

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27 Feb 2015

Watch "West Side Story" at this free public screening!  Join Neighborhood Movie Nights at St. Paul's Chapel, Trinity Church at the World Trade Center, Friday, February 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30p.m.

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9 Feb 2015

Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at the NY Philharmonic Dr. Carol Oja recently published a feature in the January/February 2015 issue of Humanities Magazine, the journal for the National Endowment for the Humanities, detailing the very first Ms. Turnstiles in the original Broadway Production of On the Town, Sono Osato.  

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9 Feb 2015

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute announced plans to launch a city-wide exploration of West Side Story, which will include a large-scale staging of the landmark work in a century-old Queens factory building.

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16 Oct 2014

Bernstein's "The Age of Anxiety", choreographed by Royal Ballet artist in residence Liam Scarlett, will be performed by The Royal Ballet November 7-17, 2014.

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8 Oct 2014

American Ballet Theatre will stage three performances of the classic Jerome Robbins & Leonard Bernstein collaboration, "Fancy Free" this October!
ABT premiered the ballet in 1944, and it has been a popular addition to their repertoire ever since. More information here.

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23 Sep 2014

In Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician, a new biography out from Yale University Press’ Jewish Lives Series, writer Allen Shawn examines Bernstein’s life and career.
This podcast features Tablet Magazine's interview with Mr. Shawn about his research and reflections upon Bernstein as a man and musician.

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20 Aug 2014

The Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence offers insights into Bernstein's early life and career in two new essays published this summer.

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20 Aug 2014

Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War is the latest book by Dr. Carol J. Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University and Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic, out now on Oxford University Press.  This meticulously researched book relates the history of Leonard Bernstein's fruitful early collaborations - most notably with Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. 

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5 Aug 2014

A statue of Festival co-founder Leonard Bernstein was dedicated at this year's 25th anniversary celebrations in July, honoring his achievements. It was placed in Nakajima Park, near the PMF-affiliated Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara.  Leonard Bernstein Place nearby was also dedicated in a ceremony attended by Jamie Bernstein.

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29 Jul 2014

Tanglewood Music Center unveils a new sculpture paying homage to Leonard Bernstein.

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14 Jul 2014

Promo video released for On The Town's upcoming Broadway revival plays tribute to the classic 1949 film - stream it here!

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11 Jul 2014

On the Town's memorable opening number New York, New York was performed this week on the hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance, featuring cast members from the upcoming Broadway revival.  Watch the performance here!

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10 Jun 2014

The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, has now released the first ever complete concert version of Bernstein's "West Side Story".

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3 Jun 2014

The May 2004 Candide concerts with the New York Philharmonic — starring Tony Award winners Kristen Chenowith and Patti LuPone — will be released online via Digital Theatre June 4.

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21 May 2014


Conductor Marian Alsop, librarian Mark Horowitz and author Nigel Simeone discuss marvelous West Side Story letters and manuscripts archives at the Library of Congress. 

Please enjoy this fantastic BCC interview aired on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – interview begins at 1 minute and 30 seconds.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b043wz2c

3 Dec 2013

There’s always the clinching moment of catharsis in Bernstein scores and the mother of them all is “Make Our Garden Grow” where even Voltaire’s scepticism pales beneath the wholehearted belief of the melody. When the ensemble goes a capella at the climax there isn’t a soul alive who’s not going to know from the shiver down their spine that they are in the presence of greatness.

See more at: www.edwardseckerson.biz
11 Nov 2013

Things are looking up these days at Wright Elementary School, both figuratively and now literally, after the installation of a student-created mural this morning that represents the capstone of “Big Arts Week” at the Artful Learning Legacy school.

See more at: www.dmschools.org


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