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On September 8, 1971, the inauguration audience for the brand-new John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts experienced the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein's MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers. 2021 is therefore a double birthday: for the Kennedy Center and for MASS, its inaugural piece.
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Thus Spake Leonard Bernstein:
"When I get in my composing period, it takes at least two, if not three weeks to get everyone else's notes [of the composers I've been conducting] out of my head -- Stravinsky's, Brahms', Mozart's."
-Leonard Bernstein, 1964