- Tue, Nov 14, 2017 02:00 AM
111 Amsterdam Avenue
Latitude: 40.7735, Longitude: -73.9846
The Library teams up with The New York Philharmonic Archives to present a sonic portrait of Leonard Bernstein’s spirited first years in New York City. In 1940, after graduating from Harvard and the Curtis Institute of Music, Bernstein moved to Manhattan, where he palled-around with Stella Adler and Marlon Brando, and accompanied Judy Holiday in Greenwich Village night clubs. By 1943, he was conducting The New York Philharmonic. Just one year later he had created the Broadway sensation On the Town with Jerome Robbins, Adolph Green, and Betty Comden. Join us for a multifaceted celebration of young talent in an exhilarating city. Follow Bernstein’s hand marked conductor’s score, while listening to an archival recording of his Philharmonic debut; hear recitations of Bernstein letters and diaries, plus Comden and Green comedy sketches; and enjoy live performances of the song cycle I Hate Music and the enchanting Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.