Jamie Bernstein is an author, speaker, and award-winning filmmaker. In addition to writing many articles and concert narrations, she has traveled extensively, speaking about music, and, in particular, about her father, Leonard Bernstein. Her memoir, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein, provided inspiration for Maestro, Bradley Cooper’s acclaimed movie. The book is “full of inside stories and personal perspectives on the inspiring, spontaneous, and often no-holds-barred challenges of Bernstein’s multiple worlds,” wrote conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Playwright John Guare thought it a “compulsively readable adventure tale.” Jamie dedicates an entire chapter of her book to The Beatles: “To say I was a Beatlemaniac does not begin to convey the depth of my obsession.” Her father loved the Beatles too, using “And I Love Her” on one of his Young People’s Concerts to explain sonata form. Jamie and her siblings Alex and Nina grew up singing Beatles songs with their father, occasionally attempting three-part harmony. Meeting The Beatles backstage at The Ed Sullivan Show and seeing them at Shea Stadium were, Jamie said, “seismic” events.
February 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9 pm
It Was 60 Years Ago Today: A Beatles Conversation with Cousin Brucie and Jamie Bernstein