“Forgotten Hollywood”- Leonard Bernstein at 100…

Posted on September 23, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The Leonard Bernstein Office in New York has announced it will celebrate the career of the late cultural icon, Leonard Bernstein, over a two-year global celebration that will feature more than 1,000 events on 6 different continents. The Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebration will kick off at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

“`Events will take place throughout the United States, and in London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Rome, Budapest,  Warsaw, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, and Israel. His musicals will also be revived throughout the world, including international tours; with two different productions of  West Side Story, and productions of Wonderful Town (which was the basis for the cinematic On the Town) in Germany and Austria.


“`Following the launch of Leonard Bernstein at 100 in D.C., the New York Philharmonic will present its own centennial celebration in October. The Philadelphia Orchestra will also perform his Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront and  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story at Carnegie Hall.

“`Exhibitions are planned in multiple cities, including the previously announced event at the Grammy Museum in D.C.  that will feature over 150 photographs, correspondence, scores, costumes, personal items, and cinema, as well as multi-media presentations and interactive displays. Following the Kennedy Center, this exhibition will move on to venues in Chicago, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Portland, and Tulsa. Additionally, the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philly will open Leonard Bernstein:  The Power of Music.

“`There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate this great composer of the 20th Century.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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