Seminar: "Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan & the Making of a World Maestro"

September 11, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, 1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 319

Dr. Mari Yoshihara, Professor of American Studies at UHM, will discuss her new book, “Dearest Lenny,” which interweaves an account of Leonard Bernstein’s transformation from an American icon into a world maestro with an intimate story of his relationships with two unknown Japanese individuals seen through personal correspondence.

Dr. Christine Yano (UHM Anthropology) will lead the conversation about the book’s key themes and findings as well as the research and writing process.

This talk is sponsored by the American Studies, History, and Music Departments, and the Center for Japanese Studies. It is free and open to the public. For disability access, please contact the Center at 956-2665 or

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Event Sponsor
Center for Japanese Studies and Depts. of American Studies, History, and Music, Mānoa Campus

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