LEONARD BERNSTEIN with Dr. James Kolb
Thursday July 6, 2017
He was the “wunderkind” of the concert stage, the ballet, and the musical theatre, and later a master of the opera, educational television, the conductor’s podium, and the lecture hall as well. In a little more than a year in the early 1940s he made his debut as conductor of the New York Philharmonic, conducted the premiere of his first symphony as well as his first ballet score for Fancy Free, and ended with the Broadway opening of his musical comedy, On The Town. He straddled the worlds of serious and popular music, and created several memorable musical theatre pieces including Wonderful Town, Candide, West Side Story, and Mass. Much of his work celebrated New York City from Upper Westside street gangs, to Greenwich Village arty types, to sailors on shore leave. His songs included New York, New York, Lonely Town, Ohio, Tonight, Maria, I Feel Pretty, and Glitter and Be Gay.
Location: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
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