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24 Aug 2015

The Metropolitan Opera’s annual Summer HD Festival will open on Friday, August 28 at 8 p.m. with a special presentation of the classic 1961 movie musical West Side Story. The film, which won 10 Academy Awards and features a score by Leonard Bernstein, is largely set in the neighborhood where Lincoln Center now stands. This screening is co-presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which also co-presented the Met’s screening of Moonstruck last summer.

See more at: www.lincolncenter.org
18 Aug 2015

In 1958, Leonard Bernstein tried to wean the New York Philharmonic from evening dress on Thursdays, but he soon dropped the new, relaxed uniforms, dismissing them as “Bernstein’s folly.”

-Michael Cooper, The New York Times

See more at: www.nytimes.com
5 Aug 2015

Actress and singer Rita Moreno, who starred as Anita in the film West Side Story, and Maestro Seiji Ozawa, former assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, will be honored at the Kennedy Center's 38th annual national celebration of the arts on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The gala will be broadcast on CBS December 29, 2015 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

See more at: www.kennedy-center.org
5 Aug 2015

The Big Apple comes to Waltham in Leonard Bernstein’s rhythmic and soaring musical comedy. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy centers around the sassy and brassy Ruth Sherwood and her demure sister who move from Ohio to New York to fulfill their dreams!

See more at: www.reaglemusictheatre.com
9 Jul 2015

TurningPointPress has recently published a collection of photographs and quotes entitled Leonard Bernstein: An Album of Family & Friends: From the Archive of Personal Photos by John Jonas Gruen, by John Jonas Gruen, with Foreword by Jamie Bernstein and Introduction by Sam Swasey.

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20 Apr 2015

Carnegie Hall concert to feature the Oratorio Society of New York in Chichester Psalms alongside Carmina Burana: Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

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17 Apr 2015

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra's new Music Director, Maestra Sarah Ioannides, to conduct University of Puget Sound Symphony in Bernstein's Overture to Candide: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015, Schneebeck Concert Hall, Takoma, Washington

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9 Apr 2015

Chichester Psalms: Leonard Bernstein's "Psalms of Youth," 50 Years and counting....

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8 Apr 2015

50th Anniversary of "Chichester Psalms": a Trans-Atlantic Collaboration between Princeton and Aberdeen,  4/11/2015 in Princeton, NJ; 4/12/2015 in New York, NY

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4 Apr 2015

"West Side Story" in Westchester: 4/9/2015-7/5/2015, Westchester Broadway Theater, Elmsford, New York

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3 Apr 2015

Get "Carried Away" with "On The Town" star Elizabeth Stanley on Monday, 4/6/2015, at Birdland, New York, NY

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30 Mar 2015

Nashville's Studio Tenn Theatre Company announces West Side Story to be included in their 2015-2016 "Season of Modern Masters": performances June 3-4, 2016.

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28 Mar 2015

"Artful Learning" launches at Ottomon Elementary in Orangevale, California.

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27 Mar 2015

Penn State's "West Side Story" Singalong: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00-10:00 p.m., at Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, Pennsylvania

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25 Mar 2015

 

In the Spring 2015 issue of Philadelphia Style, David Ludwig, Dean of Artistic Programs at the Curtis Institute of Music, remembers Leonard Bernstein and describes his legacy at Curtis.

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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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