Behind the Music with Louis Rosen: Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti and Wonderful Town - 92Y, New York

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Behind the Music with Louis Rosen

The Musical Theater of Leonard Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti and Wonderful Town

Join us as we continue to celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with this yearlong, 12-lecture series exploring his extraordinary legacy as a composer of theater and concert music, conductor and teacher. This spring we focus on the musical theater of Leonard Bernstein.

Bernstein returned to the musical theater in the early 1950s for the first time since On the Town with two works that opened only three months apart: the visionary, ahead-of-its-time one-act musical/opera hybrid Trouble in Tahiti and Wonderful Town, his greatest musical comedy collaboration with Comden and Green. This is the beginning of Bernstein’s musical theater decade.

Instructor

Louis Rosen

Composer, lyricist, author, performer, teacher—Louis Rosen has designed and taught the Music Appreciation/History and Music Theory curriculum for the 92Y’s School of Music for over 30 years.

Albums of Louis’ songs and compositions include Dream Suite: Songs in Jazz and Blues (The Langston Hughes Songs, 2016); Time Was (2013); The Ache of Possibility (2009); One Ounce of Truth: The Nikki Giovanni Songs (2008); South Side Stories (2006); and the upcoming Fall 2017 release of Dust to Dus ...

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