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Dinner with Lenny
Proms Reading
17:45 Sun 26 Aug 2018 Imperial College Union
Michael Brandon and Tony Turner star in a staged reading of the last long interview with composer Leonard Bernstein, taken from the book Dinner with Lenny by Jonathan Cott.
Michael Brandon and Tony Turner star in a staged reading of the last long interview with composer Leonard Bernstein, taken from the book Dinner with Lenny by Jonathan Cott.

About This Event

In November 1989, just a year before his death, Bernstein invited writer Jonathan Cott to his country home in Connecticut for what turned out to be his last major interview. In this extract from their extraordinary conversation, Bernstein talks with wit and passion on subjects musical, pedagogical and personal.

Leonard Bernstein.....Michael Brandon
Jonathan Cott.....Tony Turner
Pianist.....Richard Sisson
Producer.....Emma Harding

Recorded in front of an audience as part of the BBC Proms.

Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during tonight's interval.

Booking is not required for this event. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors open from 30 minutes before the event begins - latecomers will not be admitted. Capacity is limited: please collect a raffle ticket from the steward at the main entrance on Beit Quad to secure your place.