Bernstein Conducting Himself [Lecture]

American Musicological Society Lecture
"Bernstein Conducting Himself"
Daniel Callahan, PhD, Director, Assistant Professor of Music, Boston College
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Library of Congress, Montpelier Room
James Madison Building - 6th floor
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540
In this anniversary year for Leonard Bernstein, Dr. Callahan will delve into the under-explored realm of the physicality of Bernstein’s conducting practices, including the role of sexuality from Bernstein’s and his critics’ perspectives. Additionally, the carefully crafted choreography of Bernstein’s conducting will be supported by documentation from unpublished films and materials from the Leonard Bernstein Collection in the Library of Congress.

Part of the Bernstein Centennial Celebration

Free, tickets required
Tickets available 12/13/2018, beginning at 10:00 am (ET)

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