This year, music and theater lovers around the world will celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Diane Mitchell presents a six part series on the many facets of Bernstein's illustrious career, his fascinating personal and professional connections, his politics, his few failures, and his many triumphs. The class will be supplemented by video and audio examples.
Diane Mitchell grew up in Southern California, studied music at UCLA and spent her career as an independent music teacher and singer. Now retired, her passion for sharing music with people of all ages remains as strong as ever.
September 24: As American as Apple Latkes ~ Bernstein's youth; October 1: The Age of Anxiety ~ post WWII; October 15: The Best of All Possible Worlds ~ Candide, the New York Philharmonic; October 22: There's a Place for Us ~ West Side Story; October 29: A Simple Song ~ Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, political views, Harvard; November 5: The Answer is Yes! ~ Vienna Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Boston Symphony.