Maestro as Educator

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
Juilliard Journal
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Archival photo of Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein giving an orchestra master class at Juilliard in 1979

A Unique Celebration of Leonard Bernstein's Life and Legacy

On September 30, the day after the Juilliard Orchestra’s Leonard Bernstein-themed concert at Carnegie Hall, Juilliard will continue to celebrate this American icon's life and legacy. Called Bernstein’s Genius: The Maestro as Educator and co-hosted by faculty members Thomas Cabaniss and Brian Zeger, the event will feature excerpts from Bernstein’s televised Young People's Concerts along with performances by Juilliard students. The afternoon will also include a conversation with Jamie Bernstein, who will read from her new book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein; Peter Kazaras, the director of Opera UCLA, who sang the role of François in the premiere of Bernstein’s final opera, A Quiet Place (1983); and faculty member and stage director Stephen Wadsworth, who wrote the libretto for A Quiet Place. The event is free; tickets are required.

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