In 1986, Leonard Bernstein referred to the New York Philharmonic lower brass section as his "Hunky Brutes." Led by Joseph Alessi, the group had t-shirts made to memorialize the unique encomium, presenting one to Bernstein.
"Being President of the Hunky Brutes is one of the great honors I've ever been paid - I mean the Nobel Prize, who needs it!" - Leonard Bernstein
100% cotton t-shirt in sizes small through xl. The reverse side has Leonard Bernstein's signature and New York Philharmonic logo.
The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, PA, presents Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music
, the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity, and social activism. The exhibition explores his Jewish identity and social activism in the context of his position as an American conductor and his works as a composer. Learn more about the exhibit here.