leonard bernstein

Philosophy Talk: In Praise of Love

May 11, 2018

Plato’s Symposium is arguably the most memorable philosophical work ever written on the subject of love. It is also the inspiration for Leonard Bernstein’s gorgeous violin concerto, the Serenade


How can abstract philosophical arguments about love be represented in a five-movement violin concerto?


This week, conversations with Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Ragazzi Boys Chorus, Joyce Keil, who shares details about the boys’ upcoming concerts here and at Carnegie Hall; Bay Area actress Sharon Rietkirk talks about her role in Stephen Sondheim’s “Marry Me a Little” at Theatreworks in Mountain View; Hershey Felder is back in town, this time as Leonard Bernstein, in a one-man show called “Maestro” at Berkeley Rep.  Also, a talk with Rob Bailis of Cal Performances and composer Uri Caine about the Ojai North concerts this weekend in Berkeley.   Open Air with David Latulippe ~ 6/12/14 at 1pm.