Welcome back to Bernstein Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. This week, we're exploring the career and compositions of American conductor Leonard Bernstein. So far we've learned about his early career as a young conductor. Today we discuss his ability to effortlessly connect with people, especially young people. We'll also find out why his roommate hated music, inspiring him to write a cycle of five songs written from a young person's perspective titled, "I Hate Music." Stick around after the music for another hint for this week's Kids Commute Quizlet. Of course, if you text us the correct answer, we'll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack.
"I Hate Music"
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Performers: Blanche Thebom, mezzo-soprano/Leonard Bernstein, piano