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GSAS student joins worldwide discussion

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Bernstein focus of New York Philharmonic online event

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student Matthew Mugmon will be one of seven panelists convened by the New York Philharmonic for a worldwide, online discussion on Harvard alumni Leonard Bernstein’s groundbreaking tours to the former Soviet Union, Japan, Europe, and South America.

The 10:30 a.m. March 22 event features Mugmon, along with professors from New York University, Columbia University, Ochanomizu University (Tokyo), and Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich), taking questions from an international audience using Google Hangout.

Mugmon was selected for the panel because his dissertation in musicology centers on the reception of Gustav Mahler’s music in the United States before 1960, with a specific focus on the relationship between Mahler’s music and key figures in American modernism, including Bernstein ’39.

Submit questions and comments for the panelists through Twitter @nyphil; use hashtag #nyphistory.