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Pianist Celebrates American Music at State Capitol

Lara Downes

Pianist Lara Downes will perform and Alexander Bernstein narrate in a program in tribute to his father, acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein, Monday, Sept. 18, at the State Capitol. It’s a celebration of American music and its importance to understanding history, and the 50thanniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the free performance is at 7 p.m.

UNC-TV will broadcast the concert live. Please RSVP for the free event here.

For additional information, please call the Capitol at (919) 733-4994.

The State Capitol’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture and function of the 1840 building and Union Square. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and located at One Edenton Street, Raleigh. For additional information please call, or visit

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