The Bernstein MASS

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In this Bellarmine Forum spring signature event, LMU will celebrate the the spirit of collaboration and creativity with a performance of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein's MASS. This production commemorates the 100th anniversary of Bernstein's birth.

Mar. 27, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Burns Recreation Center Back Court
Loyola Marymount University

Musical and Theatrical Director: John Flaherty
Producer: Theresia de Vroom
Guest Musician Appearance: LMU President Timothy Law Snyder

Bernstein's MASS is simultaneously epic and controversial. Originally composed at the request of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center in 1971, it uses the traditional Roman Catholic Mass as a framework for exploring themes of faith, doubt, and tolerance. The music is equal parts Broadway, opera, the blues, and rock ‘n’ roll, and comes together with Hebrew, English, and Latin narratives to deliver a profound message of peace and unity.