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The Duke (Ellington), the Maestro (Bernstein), and the Brewer (Schlitz)

About the Speaker:

Anna Celenza
Johns Hopkins University

Anna Celenza is the author of eight award-winning children’s books, including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony and Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite.  She has also published six scholarly books, most recently Jazz Italian Style (winner of the Bridge Book Prize) and the The Cambridge Companion to Gershwin.  Her current book project, Music that Changed America, is under contract with W.W. Norton.  Trained as a musicologist, Celenza holds a joint appointment at Peabody Institute. Continue reading...


This performance is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission. Masking is optional for all patrons. Please review COVID safety guidelines under JHU policy.

Centre Street Performance Studio 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
5:30 pm Tuesday, November 29 FREE

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