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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents

Bernstein: Activism and Engagement

Thursday, October 4th
7:00 pm

Join guest musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Activism and Engagement, a program celebrating the eclectic work of Leonard Bernstein.

Leonard Bernstein — celebrated as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century — ushered in an era of major cultural transition. Through his open attitude about what constituted “good” music, his work bridged classical music, Broadway musicals, jazz, and rock, reaching new and diverse communities of listeners, young and old. He had a deep love for the community-based musicianship of the symphony orchestra—which is the foundation of our partnership with PSO. With a delicious sense of humor, he also exhibited the courage to tackle the most profound questions of the human experience.


Hosted by Associate Conductor of the PSO Andres Franco, this program will feature Venezuelan born pianist Rodrigo Ojeda playing selections from Bernstein’s repertoire. Writers (TBA) will do short readings in response to Bernstein’s unique character, identity, faith and social activism.

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