Leonard Bernstein: The Rise to Fame (NWL)

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Leonard Bernstein was the most gifted, famous, popular and successful musician produced by America. He was a virtuoso pianist and conductor, a composer of music ranging from Broadway musicals to the classical repertory, an educator, a lecturer, an author and a TV personality. There was very little he couldn’t do extremely well. Last year was the centenary of Bernstein’s birth and it is a good time to celebrate this American treasure.

Join music historian Jeffrey Engel, who led our Opera Talks series in 2018 and 2019, in this interactive discussion on Bernstein's life, featuring music and video clips.

CLICK HERE to listen to dozens of titles by Leonard Bernstein for free on Hoopla using your West Hartford library card. 

PARKING: There is ample library event parking in the nearby Isham Garage. Please bypass the garage kiosks and come directly to the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, where you may validate your parking with your license plate number.