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Leonard Bernstein's America [Lectures, Films, Performances]

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Leonard Bernstein's America: Celebrating the Collection

Feel the Bernstein: dive into our special, day-long program, an immersive experience anchored by an extensive display of manuscripts, letters, playbills, photographs and memorabilia, sketches, casting notes, and designs. The day will include informal talks by Music Division curators, video clips from Bernstein’s lectures and educational shows, a #Declassified presentation on “Bernstein and Social Identity,” and plenty of interesting revelations: fascinating stories, notes, and cut songs from On the Town, West Side Story and Candide, with pianist Jon Kalbfleisch and a team of singers on hand for musical vignettes.

We cordially invite you to sample treasures from our Leonard Bernstein Collection, which includes over 400,000 items given to the Library of Congress by the composer and his family since 1953.

Check back here for more details!

Part of the Bernstein Centennial Celebration

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