WGUC to air ‘Leonard Bernstein: A Legacy ‘ on Sunday

Leonard Bernstein conducting, provided/Paul de Hoeck, courtesy of the Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.

WGUC (90.9-FM) continues its “100 Days of Bernstein” celebrating the centennial year of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a special program, “Leonard Bernstein: A Legacy,” airing at 8 p.m. Sunday night Aug. 19.

Produced by WGUC music director, Jessica Lorey in collaboration with Naomi Lewin, Stephen Baum, and hosted by Brian O’Donnell, “Leonard Bernstein: A Legacy” will bring you a wide range of Bernstein music as well as insights from musicians, conductors, and academics with local ties who knew, worked with, or studied the man many called Lenny.

You’ll hear remarks from:

Paavo Järvi (Music Director Laureate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

Carmon DeLeone (Music Director of the Cincinnati Ballet)

bruce mcclung (former Interim Dean and Associate Professor of Musicology at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music)

Dick Waller (former Principal Clarinetist with the CSO who studied with Bernstein)

Neal Gittleman (Conductor and Artistic Director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra)

Mark Gibson (Director of Orchestral Studies at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music who studied with Bernstein)

Mark Horowitz (Curator of the Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress)

William White (former Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

Alex Badue (Musical Theater Scholar and Ph.D. in Musicology from UC’s College-Conservatory of Music)

Orin O’Brien (Double Bassist and first woman to join the New York Philharmonic under Bernstein)

Rick Pender (Cincinnati journalist and expert on Stephen Sondheim)

Click here for more information.

This broadcast can be heard on 90.9, streamed live at wguc.org, via the WGUC app or smart speakers. It will also be available archived online following the broadcast.

WGUC’s “100 Days of Bernstein,” a daily Bernstein feature, lasts through August 25.

WGUC will also air “Leonard Bernstein: America’s Music Teacher,” produced by American Public Media, 7 p.m. on August 24.

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