Disruptor on the Podium: Politics, Race, and Sexuality in the Career of Leonard Bernstein

6:30 pm Monday, March 19, 2018
New England Conservatory
Burnes Hall at New England Conservatory Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Moderator: Carol Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music, Harvard University; Daniel Callahan, Assistant Professor of Music, Boston College; Kay Shelemay, G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music, Harvard University

Beginning with his time at Harvard (and his participation in a production of Marc Blitztein’s The Cradle Will Rock), politics were to have an outsize influence on Bernstein’s musical persona. This panel will explore the ways Bernstein’s forward-thinking political positions shaped his music and career, and the world of classical music.

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