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Free Pre-Symposium Event: Music at Midday
Wednesday, February 7th at 12:15pm - Packard Hall
Join us for a special CC Music Department presentation of "Music at Midday" in Packard Hall.  The program will feature CC Students performing works by Leonard Bernstein, with special musical insights offered by members of the Block 5 Leonard Bernstein Seminar.

Bernstein at 100 - Program
All symposium events listed below take place in Celeste Theater, Cornerstone Arts Center
Thursday, February 22

7:30pm – An Evening with Jamie Bernstein 

Leonard Bernstein's eldest daughter joins us for a conversation about the life and legacy of her father.  This live, in-person interview will be hosted by noted Bernstein scholar--and symposium keynote speaker--Carol Oja and CC music professor Ryan Banagale.

Friday, February 23

1:30  West Side Story - Then and Now
Elizabeth Wells, Dean of Arts, Mount Allison University

2:30 – The Choreography of Leonard Bernstein's Conducting
Daniel Callahan, Assistant Professor, Boston College
3:30 – Afternoon Coffee Break (provided)

4:00 – Leonard Bernstein and Rhapsody in Blue
Ryan Raul Banagale, Crown Family Professor for Innovation in the Arts, Colorado College

5:00 – Dinner Break (on your own)

7:30 – Concert featuring little-known Bernstein Works

Saturday, February 24

9:30  Morning Coffee Reception (provided)

10:00  Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Mahler, and Jewish Identity
Matthew Mugmon, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona 

11:00   Leonard Bernstein and the Critics
Katherine Baber, Associate Professor, University of Redlands

Noon  Lunch Break (on your own)

1:30 –  Keynote Address: Leonard Bernstein and the Performance of Social Justice
Carol J. Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music, Harvard University

3:00  Closing Reception (food and beverages provided)

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