Featuring Jamie Bernstein
“Growing up together in iconic musical theatre families and as close friends, I know Jamie Bernstein is the real deal when it comes to captivating storytelling and formidable talent. We are so lucky to have her as the our headlining entertainment at this year’s gala.” - Constance P. Beaty, Dorset Theatre Festival Board Chair
The eldest daughter of revered composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, features a bespoke performance titled, Bernstein's Piano Snapshots: Musical Portraits of Family and Friends
Narrator, writer, and broadcaster Jamie Bernstein became a lifelong cultural enthusiast growing up in the ebullient household of her parents, composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein and pianist and actress Felicia Montealegre. Inheriting her father’s passion to share and teach, she has devised several ways of communicating her own excitement about classical music, including The Bernstein Beat, a family concert about her father modeled after his own groundbreaking Young People’s Concerts, and narrated concerts about Mozart and Copland. From Beijing to Caracas to Vancouver, she has appeared as a concert narrator in Sir William Walton’s Facade, Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, her father’s Symphony No. 3 (Kaddish), and others. As a broadcaster, she has produced or hosted numerous radio programs in the U.S. and for the BBC, including live New York Philharmonic and Tanglewood broadcasts, and various WQXR series. Her critically acclaimed biography Famous Father Girl was released in 2018.