CU Bernstein at 100: CU on the Weekend: Bernstein as Teacher: Exploring the Language of Music

Through their presentation, Theory faculty members Keith Waters, Steven Bruns and Philip Chang show and discuss excerpts from Leonard Bernstein’s 1973 videotaped series of lectures, “The Unanswered Question.” Along with his masterful and entertaining explanations of musical compositions, Bernstein suggests some intriguing relationships between music and language. We consider some of them, and address further music/language correspondences in light of more recent approaches to the topic, drawing on examples from classical music and American popular song. Learn more about CU Bernstein at 100 at

Date and timeSaturday, Sep. 8, 1:00 p.m.

ProgramBernstein at 100 is the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian. Join the CU Boulder College of Music as our ensembles, students, faculty and guests embark on a journey through Bernstein’s lifework this semester.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

Imig Music, Chamber Hall (C199)
1020 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type

Lecture/Presentation, Colloquium/Seminar, Outreach, Community Engagement


Arts & Culture, Outreach & Engagement


General Public

College, School & Unit



Classical Music



Free event

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