Leonard Bernstein - composer, conductor, humanitarian, educator

© William Gottlieb
© William Gottlieb

Bernstein 100: the LSO’s tribute to a big-hearted man

The LSO celebrates Bernstein's genius with a series of concerts this led by newly installed Music Director, Sir Simon Rattle, and by Bernstein protégé, Marin Alsop.
Fact file
Year of birth1918
Year of death1990
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
November 2017
Evening performance
Matinee performance
To learn more about Bernstein and his official centenary celebrations, visit Bernstein at 100.
Bernstein the Music Educator
Bernstein the Cultural Authority
Bernstein the Conductor
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CologneOrchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

Bernstein, Prokofiev
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg; Gustavo Gimeno

Los AngelesWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; David Newman

AmsterdamChristianne Stotijn and Joseph Breinl: the Poet’s Echo

Britten, Barber, Copland, Lieberson, Bernstein, Beach
Christianne Stotijn; Josef Breinl

Tel AvivTrumpet Trumpet - Philharmonic for Children

Shostakovich, Purcell, Haydn, Bernstein
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Unknown

ParisJaap van Zweden / Renaud Capuçon / Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Shostakovich, Bernstein, Beethoven
Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Jaap van Zweden; Renaud Capuçon

Los AngelesHilary Hahn plays Bernstein

Bernstein, Rachmaninov
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya; Hilary Hahn
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Lamentations and Jubilation: Bernstein celebrated in style

It was fitting that Marin Alsop – Bernstein’s protégé in his final years – should pair Mahler and Bernstein symphonies for this second LSO concert marking his centenary.
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Morlot and Chen team up for thrilling Prokofiev in Atlanta

Ludovic Morlot makes a grand return to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a program of 20th-century works, highlighted by a masterful performance of Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, with soloist Ray Chen. 
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Rebirth of Cool: West Side Story in concert

Nézet-Séguin's West Side Story in concert mixes passion and politics in Philadelphia.
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Carnegie Hall opens season with Gershwin and Bernstein

On 4th October, the Philadelphia Orchestra opened the Carnegie Hall season with an all 20th-century American program featuring George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein.
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All Bernstein program opens the BSO season

The Boston Symphony begins a new chapter revisiting a golden one from its recent past. Hatima tovah!
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List of works
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Take Care of This HouseA Quiet PlaceArias and BarcarollesCandideCandide: Glitter and Be GayCandide: I Am Easily Assimilated (Buenos Aires)Candide: Make our Garden GrowCandide: Nothing More than ThisCandide: overtureCandide: suiteChichester PsalmsDivertimento for OrchestraDream with MeDybbukDybbuk Suite no. 2EpisodesFancy FreeFour AnniversariesHalilI Hate MusicI Never Dreamed It Could Be Like ThisLa Bonne Cuisine, 4 recipes for voice and pianoMassMass: Simple songMass: three mediations for cello and pianoMissa BrevisNew WorkOn the TownOn the Town: I Can Cook, TooOn the Town: Lonely TownOn the Town: New York, New YorkOn the Town: Three Dance EpisodesOn the WaterfrontOn the Waterfront, Symphonic SuiteOn the Waterfront: Presto BarbaroOverture to West Side StoryPeter PanPeter, PeterPiano TrioPiccola SerenataPrelude, Fugue and RiffsRabbit at Top SpeedSerenade after Plato's "Symposium", for solo violin, strings, harp, and percussionSerenade after Plato's SymposiumSimchu NaSlava! A Political OvertureSonataSonata for clarinet and pianoSongfestSymphony no. 1, "Jeremiah"Symphony no. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"Symphony no. 3 "Kaddish"The Age of AnxietyThe Lark: French ChorusesTo What You SaidTouchesTrouble in TahitiTrouble in Tahiti: Island MagicTrouble in Tahiti: What a Movie!Warm-UpWaterfrontWest Side StoryWest Side Story SuiteWest Side Story: Dance at the GymWest Side Story: I Feel PrettyWest Side Story: MamboWest Side Story: MariaWest Side Story: SelectionsWest Side Story: Something's ComingWest Side Story: Symphonic DancesWest Side Story: suiteWest Side Story: suite no. 2West Side Story: tonightWestside Story: AmericaWestside Story: SomewhereWonderful TownWonderful Town: I'm a little bit in loveWonderful Town: Wrong Note RagWonderful Town: overture