luncheon and panel discussion
reservations now closed
Nov. 15, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Lattie F. Coor Hall, 4403 | ASU Tempe campus
free and open to all | public parking information
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was the most creative and influential American Jewish composer, conductor, pianist, and music educator in the 20th century. In preparation for the performance of Bernstein’s Mass (1971), the panel will discuss Bernstein’s Jewish identity, situate the Mass in the context of American religious life in the 20th century, and reflect on ethical questions raised by Bernstein’s appropriation of a Christian ritual to express his secular social and political vision.