Bernstein — The 1940’s: Beginnings — Two Ballets: Fancy Free and Facsimile
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $45
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Leonard Bernstein was the face of American music around the globe during the second half of the 20th Century.
92nd Street Y is proud to celebrate Bernstein’s 100th Birthday with a year-long, twelve-lecture series exploring his extraordinary legacy as a composer of theater and concert music, conductor and teacher. We begin with his first two ballets, both collaborations with the brilliant choreographer Jerome Robbins: Fancy Free, which marked the sudden, unexpected arrival of two major new talents on the New York theatrical scene; and Facsimile, an intimate psychologically probing work which offers one of Bernstein’s most beautiful and underappreciated symphonic scores. Welcome to Bernstein’s 100th Birthday Celebration.