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Share Your Memories Of Leonard Bernstein's Music

August 20-26, 2018 is Leonard Bernstein Week on Montana Public Radio.
August 20-26, 2018 is Leonard Bernstein Week on Montana Public Radio.

Please share your thoughts so we can air your remembrances on a Leonard Bernstein special this August.

What has the music of Leonard Bernstein meant to you? You can help us commemorate Bernstein's 100th birthday on the radio. Leave a message at (406) 243-4366 and your comments may be broadcast during "Bernstein 100 Week," August 20-26, 2018.

The energetic and thrilling sounds of American composer Leonard Bernstein have influenced much of our listening experience and music-making today.  Join MTPR August 20-26 as we commemorate the 100th birthday of the composer, conductor, performer, educator, and humanitarian.

We want to hear from you about the impact Bernstein’s music, performances, educational programs, and Bernstein himself may have had on you, your upbringing, your family, or your own love of music.  From West Side Story to his Young People’s Concerts and his legendary performances, Leonard Bernstein changed the world.

Leonard Berstein, 1955.
Credit Al Ravenna (P.D.)
Leonard Bernstein, 1955.

Bernstein 100 Week at Montana Public Radio, Monday, August 20 -  Sunday, August 26:

* Morning Classics, Monday - Friday, August 20-24, 9:00 - 10:55 a.m., features music composed or conducted by Leonard Bernstein;

*Allan R. Scott hosts the Monday Music Special, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m., August 20, incorporating listener reminiscences about the role that Bernstein's compositions and performances have played in their lives into an hour of Bernstein's music;

*What I Like About Jazz with John Arvish highlights jazz renditions of Bernstein's music, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22;

*On the afternoon of Saturday, August 25 (Bernstein's 100th birthday), Allan R. Scott pays tribute to Bernstein's well-known and lesser-known compositions, from symphonic to theaterical, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., following the opera;

*Sunday, August 26, at 8:00 p.m., the Helena Symphony presents a special Bernstein 100! concert, recorded in May at Helena's Civic Center, featuring the On the Waterfront film score, Chichester Psalms, and music from Wonderful Town, West Side Story, and Candide.  You'll hear the Helena Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, several renowned guest artists, and a special tribute to Bernstein, narrated by MTPR’s Michael Marsolek.

Michael Marsolek is the program director of Montana Public Radio. He also hosts Tuesday Freeforms and Thursday Morning Classics.
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