Course Details

952: Leonard Bernstein: America's Own Musical Genius

July 13-14
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Leonard Bernstein was a man of prodigious talent who was known for many accomplishments, including his many works for theater, his leadership of several orchestras, and for his legendary "Young People's Concert." This two-part class will focus first on his work in theater (including film), and then on his work as a classical musician, both as conductor and composer. The class will include many performance clips, including some from his “Young People’s Concerts.” This study group has a high class size capacity.

Class Type: Lecture

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Dan Sherman

Dan Sherman has taught several courses on musical theater and film musicals at OLLI, along with many other venues in the area. He holds his PhD in economics from Cornell and recently retired as Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research.