&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
21st August 2009
The Bernstein Project

Bernstein Project

Artistic Director Marin Alsop curates a season-long project celebrating the great icon of 20th-century music making, Leonard Bernstein, including more than 30 performances, talks and workshops. Find out more at Southbank Centre.

[Bernstein] was a thinker, teacher, author, television star, provocateur, humanitarian and he was my hero. As with all true mentors, Bernstein taught me much more than a craft. He showed me–and the world–the enormous power of music and how important it is to share it with as much of humanity as is possible. He showed us that classical music is a powerful force that can transform lives as well as inspire and move people and he lived by those principles. – Marin Alsop