Kids Commute - Bernstein Week! Friday

Apr 19, 2019

It's Friday!  We hope you've enjoyed Bernstein Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.  All week long we highlighted some of the most famous and whimsical compositions by American conductor, Leonard Bernstein.  From "West Side Story," to incidental music written for the 1952 play, "The Lark," Bernstein was passionate about the projects he worked on.  He was also passionate about educating people of all ages and connecting them more deeply to music.  Today, we learn about the later part of his career and retirement before listening to today's musical selection, "Conga," from the 1953 musical "Wonderful Town."  We'll reveal the answer to this week's Kids Commute Quizlet after the music.  Do you think you got the answer right?  If you did, we'll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack.  We hope you've enjoyed Bernstein Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio

KC 2129 - Bernstein Week!  "Conga"
"Conga," from the musical "Wonderful Town"
Book: Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov
Lyrics:  Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
Performer: Rosalind Russell