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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

Bright Sheng impressed Bernstein with composition and cuisine

Composer Bright Sheng Courtesy of the Artist
2min : Bright Sheng: Cooking for Leonard Bernstein

When Bright Sheng went to the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival as a young composer, he didn't think his Peking Duck would lead to a meeting with Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein left impressed by the music and thrilled by Sheng's cooking. Those minutes in the kitchen made Sheng "Tanglewood famous," he says, and was the beginning of a long working relationship with Bernstein.

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