Nigel Simeone, author of “The Leonard Bernstein Letters,” visits Denver tonight for a talk at the Neustadt JAAMM Fest at Mizel Arts and Culture Center.
Simeone spoke with CPR’s Charley Samson about Bernstein’s relationship with his family; his struggle to balance conducting and composing; his tense encounters with the House Committee on Un-American Activities; and what he taught Colorado Symphony Music Director Laureate Marin Alsop.
JAAMM, now in its seventh year, celebrates Jewish culture and art.
Watch a video of Bernstein conducting using only facial expressions:
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