Lifetime Learning: Leonard Bernstein & American Music

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Washington Township Public Library
Meeting Room

Event Details

The cost of this 4-part course is $25 dollars. Registration forms are available at the library and online.

With Dr. Robert W. Butts, Artistic Director/Conductor The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Professor Montclair State University, College of Saint Elizabeth

As a composer/conductor myself, I feel indebted to the work of Leonard Bernstein in paving the way for Americans to be part of the larger concert and opera worlds.

Bernstein was the first American conductor to lead ma-jor orchestras around the world. Bernstein was the first American composer to have his music played every-where, paving the way for greater acceptance of American conductors and composers in the world.

Bernstein's brilliance enabled him to make his mark in many areas of music. He was a major composer or concert and theater music. He was a major conductor of all forms of music. He was a lecturer and educator, using the medium of radio and especially television to bring the music to people. His recordings remain inspi-rational to all who listen to or perform music. His compositions such remain standard works of orchestras and theaters throughout the world.

This series of four classes will begin at 10:30

October 13 - Introduction of Bernstein: Conductor-Composer-Education

October 20 - Bernstein the Composer - On The Town through Serenade

November 3 - Candide and West Side Story

November 10 - The final works and Bernstein's Impact on American Music

Event Type(s): Adult Program