"The Lenny Lens" - A Course by Jamie Bernstein on Idagio
Posted May 9, 2022
Join Jamie Bernstein - and her guests - for an in-depth exploration of her father's rich legacy.
Over the course of four interactive video sessions, Jamie will dive into the legacy of Leonard Bernstein, focusing on a number of his most celebrated and special works.
Each session will include a presentation by Jamie about the subject of the day followed by half an hour where the floor is open to questions from participants.
Additionally, Jamie will include excerpts from pre-recorded video conversations with a sparkling collection of friends and colleagues, many of whom have worked with her father or are committed to preserving his legacy.
June 5 - June 26, 2022
Sundays at 2:00pm ET
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FEATURED GUESTS INCLUDE...
- Michael Tilson Thomas - Conductor; longtime friend, and colleague of Leonard Bernstein
- Bradley Cooper - Actor and director; preparing upcoming film "Maestro," about Leonard Bernstein
- Steven Spielberg - Director of "West Side Story" (2021)
- Marin Alsop - Acclaimed conductor; student of Leonard Bernstein
- Kristin Chenoweth - Celebrated singer and actress; performed in "Candide" with the New York Philharmonic (2005)
...and many more!
Session 1 - Sunday, June 5, 2:00pm ET
LEONARD BERNSTEIN, CITIZEN ARTIST: AN OVERVIEW
This introductory session organizes Bernstein's multifaceted legacy into four main categories: composer, conductor, educator, and activist/humanitarian.
Session 2 - Sunday, June 12, 2:00pm ET
CANDIDE AND WEST SIDE STORY
Incredibly enough, these two iconic Bernstein musicals, while vastly different from each other, were written simultaneously. This session is a close examination of the two works.
Session 3 - Sunday, June 19, 2:00pm ET
MASS - AN INNER SELF-PORTRAIT
In honor of MASS's 50th anniversary year, this session explores Bernstein's most rule-breaking and deeply personal work.
Session 4 - Sunday, June 26, 2:00pm ET
A LOVE OF NOTES AND WORDS
This fourth and final session demonstrates how words were every bit as beloved to Leonard Bernstein as were musical notes - and the exploration touches on works in which music is intertwined with text - the latter often being Bernstein's own.