Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing up Bernstein

Jamie Bernstein, David Charles Abell
Jamie Bernstein, the eldest daughter of revered composer Leonard Bernstein, and David Charles Abell, who is conducting the Lyric Opera’s production of the Bernstein-scored West Side Story in September, discuss the younger Bernstein’s intimate new book about her father.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:30 pm
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The Lyric Opera brings Leonard Bernstein back to Kansas City this month via a production of his most famous work, West Side Story.

His eldest daughter, Jamie Bernstein, and the production’s conductor, David Charles Abell, who studied under and assisted the revered composer, set the stage with a discussion revolving around the younger Bernstein’s illuminating new book Famous Father Girl.
Their conversation explores Leonard Bernstein—the man and his musical genius—and the enduring cultural impact of West Side Story.

The Lyric Opera, which is co-sponsoring the Library presentation, is staging five performances of West Side Story from September 22-30 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.