Through their presentation, Theory faculty members Keith Waters, Steven Bruns and Philip Chang show and discuss excerpts from Leonard Bernstein’s 1973 videotaped series of lectures, “The Unanswered Question.” Along with his masterful and entertaining explanations of musical compositions, Bernstein suggests some intriguing relationships between music and language. We consider some of them, and address further music/language correspondences in light of more recent approaches to the topic, drawing on examples from classical music and American popular song. Learn more about CU Bernstein at 100 at colorado.edu/event/bernstein
Date and time
Saturday, Sep. 8, 1:00 p.m.
Bernstein at 100 is the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian. Join the CU Boulder College of Music as our ensembles, students, faculty and guests embark on a journey through Bernstein’s lifework this semester.
Please note: This event is ticketed by the Office for Outreach and Engagement. Free required tickets will be distributed at noon on Sept. 8 at Imig music building on a first-come, first-serve basis. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-492-4561.
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