Leonard Bernstein: His Life, Music, Contribution and Legacy | Newberry

Leonard Bernstein: His Life, Music, Contribution and Legacy

Led by Stephen Kleiman. Eight sessions. 2 - 4 pm.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Thursdays, September 26 - November 14

2 - 4 pm

Online registration has closed. Call 312-255-3700 to register.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $280
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $308

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Online registration has closed. Please call 312-255-3700 to register.

Seminar Description

Leonard Bernstein once declared, “The 20th century has been a badly written drama from the beginning.” Devoted to one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, this seminar follows Leonard Bernstein through the decades in his roles as composer, conductor, educator, philanthropist, and social activist. Explore a life filled with as much grief as accolades and learn how Leonard Bernstein’s legacy has shaped the past, present, and future of American music.

One session. E - $280, L - $308

Stephen Kleiman holds a BS from The Mannes College of Music and an MM in music composition/conducting from the University of Michigan. He has conducted throughout Europe and the US. His compositions are performed regularly, and he has been teaching at The Newberry since 2008.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.