Jamie Bernstein is a narrator, writer and broadcaster who has transformed a lifetime of loving music into a career of sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with others. She grew up in an atmosphere bursting with music, theatre and literature. Her father, composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein, together with her mother, the pianist and actress Felicia Montealegre, and their legions of friends in the arts, created a spontaneous, ebullient household that turned Jamie into a dyed-in-the-wool cultural enthusiast.
Jamie's symphony pops concert, "Bernstein on Broadway," produced with conductor Michael Barrett, has enjoyed success with the Vancouver Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic among others. An evening of Leonard Bernstein’s music for Broadway, the “Bernstein on Broadway” program features Jamie’s concert narration performed live with orchestra and vocalists.
Replicating her father's lifelong compulsion to share and teach, Jamie has written and produced several concerts for families and young people on the music of Copland, Mozart, Bernstein and others. The acclaimed program "The Bernstein Beat," a family concert about her father modeled after his own groundbreaking Young People's Concerts has been presented by Carnegie Hall Family Concerts, the Caramoor Festival and orchestras across the country. In 2009 Jamie was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra to write a youth concert narration in partnership with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Education Department based around Pennsylvania State curriculum standards for school children. The final program, “Music Can Morph: Folk Music in the Concert Hall,” is being presented by the Philadelphia Orchestra in nine sold out school time concerts during the 2009-2010 season ... read full bio