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Leonard Bernstein Exhibit at NMAJH
July 10 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pmFree
The Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music has heavy audio. Taken from National Museum of American Jewish History’s website:
“Celebrate the centennial birthday of one of the greatest composers and conductors
of the 20th century.
Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music is the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity, and social activism. Audiences may be familiar with many of Bernstein’s works, notably West Side Story, but not necessarily with how he responded to the political and social crises of his day. Visitors will find an individual who expressed the restlessness, anxiety, fear, and hope of an American Jew living through World War II and the Holocaust, Vietnam, and turbulent social change—what Bernstein referred to as his “search for a solution to the 20th‐century crisis of faith.”
The exhibition explores his Jewish identity and social activism in the context of his position as an American conductor and his works as a composer. It features interactive media and sound installations along approximately 100 historic artifacts, including Bernstein’s piano, marked-up scores, conducting suit, annotated copy of Romeo and Juliet used for the development of West Side Story, personal family Judaica, composing easel, and a number of objects from his studio.”
Contact Lauren Alden for a free ticket: email@example.com, 215-634-2000 ext. 123