No one has dared to step into Leonard Bernstein’s shoes to bring the joy of Western music through the eyes of a composer…until now. In his now famous Harvard Norton Lectures (1973) titled “The Unanswered Question” Leonard Bernstein communicated his ideas of the universality of musical language. The great achievement of the lectures is that through their breadth they make complex musical concepts accessible to a general audience.
Steven Lebetkin wants to bring a 21st century sensibility to the discussion with a new, electrifying lecture series that tells the story of why music speaks to us, getting to the mystery, magic, and heart of how we are hard wired for song.
Bernstein’s enthusiasm for explaining what makes music tick and why it affects us led a generation to appreciate music in a way they had never dreamed they could. Steven Lebetkin has taken on Bernstein’s life mission and adopted it as his own. Lebetkin seeks to fill that gap left by the loss of Bernstein.
Four Primary Public Speaking Venues
There are four primary venues in which I am available to speak.
- Non-musicians (general population) with a new approach on what to listen for.
- Composers, conductors and musicians on advanced composition techniques.
- Corporate retreats for executives in the music and entertainment sectors.
- Pro bono lectures at local colleges while attending a performance of my work.
Some prior recorded examples of Lebetkin’s public speaking
Topic: Reaching Audiences in the 21rst Century
Topic: “What Makes Great Music Great?”
Topic: “Steve Lebetkin—Speaking Out on Film Composing, Then, Now, and the Future”
Topic: “Composer’s Tool for Discriminating Conductors”
Topic: “The Art of Composing,”The New Music Industry Podcast with host David Andrew Wiebe www.musicentrepreneurhq.com/118-the-art-of-composing-with-composer-steven-lebetkin/?fbclid=IwAR0gNzT0dscMIo8cSY7Pk1Z0uTxGjUXdY2cGyTlHzIpR8rm-lZhumdifw88
Topic: Lisa Pearl Live, “Interview of Steven Lebetkin and Amy Andersson on the world premiere of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra at Carnegie Hall,” October 7, 2017. Momo Wong, violinist.