Drawing on fascinating new archival research, the New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence for the 2013–14 season, Carol Oja, explores the emergence of Bernstein as a twenty-something, focusing on his stunning debut as a conductor, the ballet Fancy Free,
and the Broadway musical On the Town.
Bernstein’s lifelong commitment to racial justice took off during this period, as he became an activist for the desegregation of performance.
This event is free — seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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This series is co-presented by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.