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Join The Classical Network as we celebrate the legacy of Leonard Bernstein for the 100th Centennial of his Birth (August 25). Our live hosts will highlight recordings of Bernstein as composer, conductor, pianist and educator the week of Aug. 20, 2018, including all-day tributes Friday Aug. 24 and Saturday Aug. 25. Many of our specialty programs will also put the focus on Bernstein, as listed below.In addition, enjoy a special week of Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin weeknights at 7 pm. McGlaughlin is spending the week at the 6th annual Tucson Desert Song Festival for their celebration of Leonard Bernstein at 100. George Hanson, artistic director of the festival, welcomed Exploring Music to a week of lectures, workshops, master classes, along with performances of Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Mass and the Kaddish Symphony, featuring a narration written and performed by the Maestro's daughter, Jamie Bernstein. The New York Philharmonic This Week is also featuring all-Bernstein programs on its weekly radio broadcasts, which you can hear Wednesdays at 8 pm.Pipedreams with Michael Barone pays tribute to Bernstein with Chichester Psalms and organ arrangements of the overture to Candide several other works Sunday at 7 am.

A Tempo: Feb. 24 - Exploring Leonard Bernstein's Legacy Through 'A Quiet Place'

In celebration of the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, the Curtis Institute of Music, Opera Philadelphia and the National Museum of American Jewish History have teamed up to examine how Bernstein explored questions of identity through his late opera A Quiet Place.

The organizations will hold a roundtable discussion called "Bernstein, Identity and A Quiet Place" March 1 featuring panelists Ivy Weingram, curator of the museum's exhibition Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music, which opens March 16; Mikael Eliasen, artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre and artistic advisor to Opera Philadelphia; composer Jennifer Higdon; theater, film and opera director Daniel Fish; and soprano Ashley Milanese, a member of Curtis Opera Theatre  and Opera Philadelphia Emerging Artist.

Curtis Opera Theatre and Opera Philadelphia will perform the American premiere of the chamber adaptation of A Quiet Place March 7, 9 and 11 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia and March  13 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York.

This week on A Tempo (Saturday 2/24 at 7 pm), host Rachel Katz will speak with Weingram, Eliasen, and David Ludwig, chair of composition studies at Curtis, about the roundtable, A Quiet Place, and Bernstein's legacy.

This week's program also includes an update on Rider University's efforts to sell Westminster Choir College.

Rachel Katz is the host of A Tempo which airs Saturdays at 7 pm.
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