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Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

  • The Phillips Collection 1600 21st Street Northwest Washington DC (map)

Soprano, two pianos, and guest narrator Jamie Bernstein

“The audience filled the room with lusty laughs and applause.” - The New York Times

A well-known insomniac for whom night was a time for creativity and friendship, deep introspection, and revelry, the iconic Leonard Bernstein loved to work at all hours, often entertaining friends and guests late into the night and dazzling them with charismatic performances across a wide range of musical styles. Late Night with Leonard Bernstein―hosted and narrated by his daughter Jamie and featuring acclaimed soprano Amy Burton and celebrated pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin―is an affectionate, multi-media portrait of the personal side of this singularly public figure. This vibrant evening captivated sold-out audiences at Lincoln Center and Copland House when it first opened, and is enchanting concertgoers at the Ravinia, Boca Raton, and La Jolla Festivals, and in Boston, Cleveland, Charleston, Buffalo, and many other cities.