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Mass by Leonard Bernstein

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Chris Smith who played in IU's Mass in 1988 in a more recent photo ((TIF Holmes))

"There's nothing in the score that's done by half measures. It's a full measure, and then some!" Chris Smith

Today, still an active performer Chris Smith is a professor at Texas Tech. Back in 1988 he and a fellow guitarist from IU’s Jazz Studies program were drafted to lead the twin electric bands for IU’s celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 70th birthday here in the Musical Arts Center and then at Tanglewood.  As the Jacob’s School prepares to present Leonard Bernstein’s Mass April 5-6 and 12-13, for a centennial celebration he looks back on the festivities surrounding Leonard Bernstein’s 70th

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