Loyola Marymount University will mark the 2018-2019 Bellarmine Forum with a performance of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein’s MASS. This production commemorates the 100th anniversary of Berstein's birth and is simultaneously epic and controversial. It was composed at the request of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center in 1971. Bernstein uses the traditional Roman Catholic Mass as a framework for exploring themes of faith, doubt, and tolerance. The music is equal parts Broadway, opera, the blues, and rock ‘n’ roll, and comes together with Hebrew, English, and Latin narratives to deliver a profound message of peace and unity. LMU President Timothy Law Snyder will be one of the musicians taking part.
Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30pm
Burns Recreation Center Back Court
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045