Leonard Bernstein | The Power of Music
Leonard Bernstein: The Power of MusicMarch 16th through September 2nd, 2018 at the National Museum of American Jewish History
Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music is the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernsteins life, Jewish identity, and social activism. Audiences may be familiar with many of Bernsteins works, notably West Side Story, but not necessarily with how he responded to the political and social crises of his day. Visitors will find an individual who expressed the restlessness, anxiety, fear, and hope of an American Jew living through World War II and the Holocaust, Vietnam, and turbulent social change—what Bernstein referred to as his “search for a solution to the 20th‐century crisis of faith.”
The exhibition explores his Jewish identity and social activism in the context of his position as an American conductor and his works as a composer. It features interactive media and sound installations along approximately 100 historic artifacts, including Bernsteins piano, marked-up scores, conducting suit, annotated copy of Romeo and Juliet used for the development of West Side Story, personal family Judaica, composing easel, and a number of objects from his studio.
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