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Sunday, March 18 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Leonard Bernstein’s Broadway – A Centennial Celebration

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To honor the centennial of the great conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), we will examine the history of his Broadway musicals from On the Town (1944) to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (1976). Though he wrote the music for only four shows, his productions for the Broadway stage have had a lasting cultural impact. This session will provide a critical analysis of his work and feature rare archival material (audio and video) from the presenter’s personal collection. Bernstein surrounded himself with the greatest talents of the Broadway stage and we will learn about their collaborations as well. Together we will experience the thrill of the Golden Age of Broadway of which Leonard Bernstein was a major force, one of many Jewish American composers who dominated Broadway during this legendary time period.

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George Dansker

George Dansker is a retired Reference Librarian. He is currently the local critic for Opera News and a frequent contributor of liner notes for classic Broadway DVDs produced by Video Artists International. In 2014, he presented a lecture on the life of Broadway legend Mary Martin... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am CDT