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Programs Leonard Bernstein: America's Music Teacher

Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's centennial with an exploration of his teaching style. Hosted by Andrea Blain, this new, music-filled two-hour special celebrates Bernstein's devotion to music education, through his Young People's Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, his Harvard lectures, his CBS Omnibus Television specials, and his many writings about music.    

Featured guests include conductors Marin Alsop and Andrew Litton, and others close to and inspired by Bernstein's novel and eclectic approach to teaching. Musical works include those from Bernstein's Young People's Concerts, and other lectures and presentations, including works by Beethoven, Mahler, Debussy, Ives, and Copland – an accessible playlist that explores Bernstein's approach to musical style, form and content and his enthusiasm and creativity in presenting it.    


Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain is an APM classical music host and producer based at Minnesota Public Radio. She is one of the on-air voices heard on C24's Music Through the Night, and has produced and scripted a number of programs for local and national radio. She began her work in radio with the BBC in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she lived for 33 years. There, she was a freelance host/producer for classical music and current events programs.


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Note: Two discreet 59:00 hours, fed in seven file segments.
Each hour will include a 1:00 floating station break. At 59:00, there will be 1:00 silence until the second hour begins.

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Preview audio available: July 15, 2018
Promo spot available: August 1, 2018
Program rundown available: August 1, 2018
Program available: August 1, 2018

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August 1-31, 2018, with multiple airings permitted.

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Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before September 1, 2018. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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