On Leonard Bernstein
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 7.30-8.30pm
3 Marryat Road, SW19 5BB
Leonard Bernstein’s versatility was legendary. He captivated Broadway with hits such as On the Town and West Side Story and introduced middle America to classical music with his Young People's Concerts on television. As a conductor he inspired the world's leading orchestras to give some of the most memorable performances of the twentieth century.
Humphrey Burton (founder of BBC Young Musician) was a friend and colleague for thirty years. He was given exclusive access to Bernstein's rich legacy of letters and papers as well as conducting hundreds of interviews with family, friends and colleagues. In his talk, Humphrey shows scenes from films he made with Bernstein during the composer’s extraordinary life.