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Music Lectures

The World of Music and Cinema

Presented by Bruno Leone: Pianist, Singer, Storyteller


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

All lectures begin at 7:30 PM.


“Where words fail, music speaks.”—Hans Christian Andersen


Following his sold-out spring performance, The Colorful World of Rodgers and Hart, pianist and storyteller Bruno Leone returns to the Athenaeum on November 13 with an exciting and explorative adventure into The World of Music and Cinema. Beginning with Hollywood’s earliest attempts at adapting comedy and drama to the silver screen and moving on to the movie musical spectaculars of the past half-century, Bruno will resurrect many musical memories and create many new ones.You will find his compelling mixture of humor, song, and story both captivating and enlightening.     


Leone performs throughout the United States, where he celebrates the lives and music of America’s most heralded composers and lyricists. Leone’s performances capture the legends and folklore of American popular music in a way achieved by few entertainers. A feature article in the San Diego Union-Tribune praised Mr. Leone’s “remarkable skill of combining the classroom with the concert hall to create musical stories that actually enliven his audience.”


About Bruno Leone:

Bruno Leone studied piano and began his musical career in the 1960s in New York City. Although he went on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and began teaching at the university level, he continued to perform throughout the United States at numerous venue, including the Cunard and Crystal Cruise lines. During his musical career, he has accompanied such greats as Mel Tormé and Billy Daniels and has recorded five CDs: Pure Broadway, Pure Cinema, Pure Romance, Pure Classics, and Pure Christmas. His recordings are available at &


Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

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Individual tickets: $17 member / $22 nonmember




Online tickets are subject to ticketing fees.