College collaborates to present CU Bernstein at 100

By Jesse Bauters - College of Music, University of Colorado Boulder
August 22, 2018

CU Bernstein at 100 brings together the College of Music, the Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts for several weeks of concerts, panel discussions and film screenings. Headlining the event are three visitors with unique perspectives on the composer’s life: Bernstein scholar and Harvard University musicologist Carol Oja, former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie.

“The events at CU Boulder perfectly demonstrate how the Leonard Bernstein at 100 festivities are bringing Bernstein right into the student community,” says Jamie Bernstein, who recently published a book, “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein.”

She continues, “This is one of so many ways that young people can discover my father's multifaceted gifts to the world: his musical compositions, from the concert hall to Broadway and beyond; his recordings and videos as a world-class conductor; his celebrated role as ‘America's music teacher’ and his lifelong work as an activist trying however he could to make the world a better place. I hope that after this exciting week of activities, CU Boulder will have turned into one big Bernstein fan club!”

Bernstein, Oja and Dicterow will be in Boulder the final week of September, beginning with a colloquium moderated by the new director of the American Music Research Center, Susan Thomas, on Sept. 24. The following evening, Jamie Bernstein hosts a special Faculty Tuesday performance of her father’s chamber music, and on Thursday, Sept. 27, she will narrate a CU Symphony Orchestra concert featuring a guest performance by Dicterow.

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