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Friday Afternoon with Bernstein

  • Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia 8900 Little River Turnpike Fairfax, VA 22031 (map)

Jamie Bernstein, author of Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein
with a Marcolivia performance: Bernstein – A Man For All Seasons

Meet the revered composer-conductor’s daughter as she shares her deeply intimate, often hilarious memoir and offers a rare look at her father — the man in the scratchy brown bathrobe who smelled of cigarettes; the jokester and compulsive teacher; the insomniac who taught her to love the world in all its beauty and complexity. Come for the stories and stay for the performance! Marcolivia, a quartet, will highlight how skillfully Bernstein bridged the gap between popular and classical music, both as a composer and through his musical choices as a conductor.  Hear his most inspirational chamber works for piano and strings, and music from a few of the composers that influenced him.


Later Event: October 26
Book Festival of the MJCCA