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John F
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Leonard Bernstein exhibition

Post by John F » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:02 pm

This year is the centennial of Leonard Bernstein's birth, and all over the country the anniversary is being celebrated with concerts and other events. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, at Lincoln Center, has just opened an extraordinary exhibition collaborating with the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. From the library's web site:

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Leonard Bernstein at 100

Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the centennial of America’s greatest classical composer and conductor. Drawing from more than 150 photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and films, Leonard Bernstein at 100 marks the official exhibit of the centennial and is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bernstein’s life and career ever staged in a museum setting.


Items on display will include Bernstein’s conductor baton; his first childhood piano; the desk used to compose West Side Story; handwritten score sheets for songs from West Side Story, including “America,” “Tonight,” and “Maria”; Bernstein’s handwritten Harvard study notebook from 1939; and more. In addition to the objects and the multi-media presentations, the exhibit includes a number of interactive displays, designed to allow the museum visitor deep access into Bernstein’s creative mind and music legacy. A listening bar will enable visitors to explore some of Bernstein’s most noted works, and a vocal booth gives visitors the chance to sing lead in West Side Story. Another interactive breaks down the parts of a symphony for greater understanding of Bernstein’s greatest orchestral works, while a specially designed interactive gives visitors the opportunity to step into Bernstein’s conducting shoes and lead the New York Philharmonic. There are Bernstein home movies, GRAMMY® performances, interviews with contemporaries and colleagues, clips of his most noted stage works, segments taken from Bernstein’s famous Young People’s Concerts, and performances with the New York Philharmonic and other orchestras.

Open now. Ends March 24th, 2018.

https://www.nypl.org/events/exhibiti...-bernstein-100
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Re: Leonard Bernstein exhibition

Post by lennygoran » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:34 pm

John F wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Open now. Ends March 24th, 2018.
Thanks for the notice-we'll be in NYC quite a bit between now and when it ends so should be able to see it. Regards, Len

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Re: Leonard Bernstein exhibition

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:37 pm

Maybe we should schedule the meet-up before the exhibit closes. Wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to do Karaoke to "Cool" from WSS.

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Re: Leonard Bernstein exhibition

Post by lennygoran » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:40 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:37 pm
Maybe we should schedule the meet-up before the exhibit closes. Wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to do Karaoke to "Cool" from WSS.
We'll be in NYC Jan 9-Jan 13th and in March from at least the 14th through the 16th. Regards, Len

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Re: Leonard Bernstein exhibition

Post by barney » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:13 pm

I wish I were ... both for the meeting and for the exhibition...

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