His World Through His Music
On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the towering figures of American music and culture, a new and innovative concert series is celebrating his achievements.
Leonard Bernstein was America’s most important musician of the 20th Century. His legacy endures in his compositions for the musical theater, concert hall, movies, opera houses and venues of all kinds, as well as countless recordings and films of his conducting the great orchestras of the world. Bernstein was America’s Music Teacher, reaching millions on television through his Young People’s Concerts, Harvard Norton Lectures and appearances on the Omnibus programs.
A true humanitarian, Bernstein strived throughout his life and work to connect people of different cultures, ages, races and religions with one another.
Now, renowned mezzo-soprano Carla Canales, in collaboration with Leonard Bernstein’s son, Alexander, and pianist Justin Snyder have created a captivating program of Bernstein’s vocal and piano music, enriched with personal reminiscences, commentary and illustrative video and photographs. Their performances have engaged and delighted select audiences in 2015 and early 2016 and will soon be available throughout Bernstein's centennial year (2017-2018) in leading venues across America including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
The program, written by Alexander Bernstein, is flexible and custom-tailored to each location and audience.