Congratulations to our Department Chair, Dr. Mari Yoshihara, on the launch of her new book ‘Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World’!

The Guardian ran a story based on her book on Saturday, August 17:https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/aug/17/leonard-bernstein-japanese-love-letters-hashimoto

Please join us at a launch party on Sunday, September 8, 2-4 p.m. at Medici’s at Manoa School of Music and the Arts (in Manoa Marketplace by the post office). She will talk about the research and writing process, play few pieces by Bernstein, and several of her friends and colleagues with different background and expertise will speak about her book. A limited number of copies of her book will be available at the discounted price of $20 (cash only please).

For more details about her book, please go to: “Readers’ Guide to Dearest Lenny” page, with links to music and videos discussed in the book:  https://www.mariyoshihara.com/index.html

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