The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, United States
Julia Foulkes, historian of the arts in the postwar U.S. and curator of
"Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York," joins Carol Oja, author of Bernstein Meets Broadway,
in a conversation about the legendary icons during this centennial year.
Born to an immigrant Jewish family in Manhattan’s lower east side one hundred years ago, Robbins — choreographer, director, dancer, and theater producer — earned five Tony and two Academy awards, as well as Kennedy Center honors, for such works as On the Town, Peter Pan, The King And I, West Side Story, Gypsy, and Fiddler on the Roof. Bernstein, born that same year, spent most of his life in New York as well, becoming a prominent social figure in the city, and one of the nation’s most prolific composers, across many styles — from symphonic and orchestral to choral and chamber music, in ballet, film, theater, and opera.
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