Contact: Gary Fitzpatrick (202) 707-8542, Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940

October 14, 1993

Press Conference on Acquisition of Bernstein Collection

WHAT:

Press conference and panel discussion on the gift of Leonard Bernstein's professional and personal archives to the Library of Congress and plans to make them widely available in electronic form.

Panel discussion of Bernstein's life and work, moderated by long-time Bernstein associate, Schuyler Chapin, will include participation by Dr. James Pruett, chief of the Library's Music Division; daughter Nina Bernstein; actress Lauren Bacall; conductor Michael Tilson Thomas; Dr. Scott Massey, president and Executive Director of the Nashville Institute for the Arts; and Dr. Kristina Woolsey, Distinguished Scientist for Apple Computer, Inc.

WHEN:

Monday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to noon

WHERE:

Mumford Room, 6th floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E.

The estate of Leonard Bernstein has given to the Library his music manuscripts and other archives in order to launch a new initiative to develop an electronic archives of music materials that can be shared with users everywhere. The collection joins other music materials that Bernstein donated to the Library of Congress during his lifetime, as well as the papers and manuscripts of many other major 20th century composers and musicians.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND PRESS KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE

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PR 93-131
10/28/93
ISSN 0731-3527

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