WSCL Celebrates Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday

Aug 16, 2018

Join us  next  week for some special programming celebrating the life and legacy of Leonard Bernstein.

To begin, we have  a special week of "Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin" episodes, celebrating Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday (August 25)

Bill visited the 6th annual Tucson Desert Song Festival for their celebration of “Leonard Bernstein at 100.” George Hanson, artistic director of the festival, welcomed Exploring Music to a week of lectures, workshops, master classes, and sunshine, along with beautiful performances of Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Mass, and the Kaddish Symphony, featuring a new narration written and performed by the maestro’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein.

Celebrate the centennial of an American icon with a week of music from the Tucson Desert Song Festival, in partnership with the Arizona Early Music Society, Arizona Opera, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Ballet Tucson, New York Festival of Song, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, and the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music.

On Wednesday, August 22nd at 8PM, we bring you Bernstein: From Broadway to Hollywood. In honor of Leonard Bernstein's centennial, Lynne Warfel hosts a musical celebration of Bernstein's works for stage and screen including Candide, On the Town, and West Side Story.

Finally, join us on August 29th from 7-9PM for Leonard Bernstein: America's Music Teacher.

Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's centennial with an exploration of his teaching style. Hosted by Andrea Blain, this new, music-filled two-hour special celebrates Bernstein's devotion to music education, through his Young People's Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, his Harvard lectures, his CBS Omnibus Television specials, and his many writings about music.