A Few Unanswered Questions about Bernstein Biopic "Maestro": a Guide for Viewing

The Netflix Bernstein biopic Maestro starring Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan portrays Bernstein's life centered around his relationship with Felicia Montealegre. James Jacobs answers biographical and musical questions that may arise upon viewing the film for the classical music afficionados. 

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ShakespeareFest: Bernstein and Shakespeare

We close our celebration of Shakespeare and music with Bernstein's West Side Story. James Jacobs explores Bernstein's quest for his masterpiece, and the relevance of Romeo and Juliet to this day.

A MASS for Our Time

51 years later, the NSO and the Kennedy Center celebrate Leonard Bernstein's MASS and its much-needed message of hope, multiculturalism, and inclusivity once again.