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All 4 Bernstein Bash Concerts
(9/21, 23, 29, & 30)
All 6 Concerts - No Opening Night
(9/23, 9/29, 9/30, 10/21, 11/18, & 12/16)
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(pick 3: 9/23, 9/29, 9/30, 10/21, 11/18, or 12/16)

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Bernstein Bash! - Sept. 21-30, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:00 PM


Conceived by George Steel and written by George Steel and Jamie Bernstein

"Of the centenary tributes accorded Leonard Bernstein this year, few could be more personal than this one ... which struck the right balance between biographical portraiture, charming nostalgia, and loving remembrance" (The Washington Post). A glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer, and a sold-out smash at its Lincoln Center premiere and in cities across America. Hosted by his daughter Jamie Bernstein and featuring acclaimed soprano Amy Burton and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin, this multi-media cabaret is an affectionate portrait of Bernstein, sampling his most intimate works, as well as his favorite music, including works by Aaron Copland, Zez Confrey, Noel Coward, Raymond Scott, Franz Schubert, and Edvard Grieg. Also includes personal stories, and rare, archival audio and film clips of the Maestro himself.
With a special post-performance dessert reception, and book signing by Jamie Bernstein of her best-selling new memoir, Famous Father Girl: Growing Up Bernstein

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY
(914) 788-4659

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 3:00 PM


Chamber works by Leonard Bernstein (Piano Trio, Three Meditations from Mass, Variations on an Octatonic Scale, Canon for Aaron, and selected Anniversaries for piano). "In a sense,” Bernstein once said, “all of my music is theater music.” A journey through the always-searching master’s more intimate voice through his finely-wrought, often surprising chamber music.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY
(914) 788-4659

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM


2-piano and 1-piano 4-hand works by Leonard Bernstein. A dazzling pianist for whom the instrument was a kind of personal lab, Bernstein often experimented at the keyboard with new musical ideas, before transplanting and developing them into much larger works. Daredevil virtuosos John Musto and Michael Boriskin offer a view of Bernstein at the keyboard – in this case, two – and in all his brilliance. Features some of his beloved theatrical overtures (to the shows Wonderful Town and Candide), as well as scintillating early rarities, the program climaxes with Musto’s incendiary and widely-performed 2-piano version of the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY
(914) 788-4659

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM


David Denby (The New Yorker), guest speaker. Vocal works by Leonard Bernstein, including Arias and Barcarolles, I Hate Music, and others.
Always reflecting, observing, hearing, and creating, Bernstein’s thoughts were most indelibly conveyed through the union of words and music. This elegant, illuminating program, guided by longtime Bernstein musical associate and former Caramoor CEO Michael Barrett, vividly captures the master’s eloquence, erudition, and sometimes-madcap wit.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY
(914) 788-4659

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