Bernstein The Composer - Do You Hear What I Hear?

Date: March 22, 2018Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Boulder JCC
Contact: Jodi ZicklinEmail:

“Bernstein the Composer - Do You Hear What I Hear?”
With Hsing-ay Hsu, Artistic Director of CU’s Pendulum New Music

A modern Renaissance man, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was the first American born and educated conductor to be celebrated word-wide, and was also a composer second to none. Creator of Conscious ListeningTM Seminars, Hsing-ay Hsu will dive into conversation about these three major compositions.

  • March 22 - In anticipation of the April Boulder Philharmonic's performance, “West Side Story” (1957) Bernstein’s most famous musical legacy swings effortlessly from Latin American dance rhythms to lyrical love songs. With lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim, this socially searing project made Bernstein the hottest name on Broadway.
  • March 29 - “Chichester Psalms” (1965) Bernstein expressed his Jewish heritage by blending Jewish elements into his creative work, including this unique setting of the Psalms sung in Hebrew.
  • April 3 - “Age of Anxiety” Symphony no. 2 (1949) Bernstein based his eloquent commentary on the loneliness of modern life and the temperament of modern man on a poem by W. H. Auden.

March 22, March 29, April 3 | 7 pm | $18 per class, $50 for the entire series | REGISTER NOW

This series is part of Boulder Arts Week March 30 - April 7, 2018