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New York City: upcoming educational events and performances about Leonard Bernstein (4/2/2015 and 5/20/2015)

Posted March 13, 2015


Thursday, April 2, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

"Behind the Music with Louis Rosen: Bernstein's Candide"

Come explore one of the finest scores in the history of musical theater, Candide--from its initial difficulties to its evolution into the much-beloved work it is today.

Tickets from $40 -- for more information and to purchase online, click:


Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Grand Ballroom, 5 East 62nd Street, New York, NY

"Bernstein's Jewish Symphonic Music : A 3-Dimensional Approach"

Conductor Charles Z. Bornstein

Cantor Joseph Malovany

Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier

An exploration of Judaism in the works of Leonard Bernstein, the evening will include both lecture and performance. Maestro Bornstein will analyze Bernstein's major Jewish and secular works. Cantor Malovany will perform Bernstein's liturgical musical materials and demonstrate the shofar calls used in Bernstein's Jubilee Games. Rabbi Kermaier will discuss Bernstein's use of the liturgical texts and prayers. Bornstein and Malovany will also perform Bernstein's short Yiddish parody of a Wagnerian opera. The evening will also include a discussion of Bernstein's live broadcast conducting of Schumann's Symphony No. 2 at the 1948 post-war concert in Munich, an event that marked the beginning of the end of Anti-Semitism in Germany.

Admission is free; to RSVP or for more information, call (212) 838-2122