Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

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Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Candide, West Side Story, On the Town

Fun Facts

  • Bernstein became an overnight sensation when he was asked to fill in as a conductor with only a 24 hour notice. The repertoire was difficult, but the performance he conducted made the front page of The New York Times.
  • Bernstein was a close family friend of the Kennedy family. He performed for John F. Kennedy’s inauguration.
  • His original name was Louis.

Get to know Bernstein in this video by Columbus Symphony Bass Trombonist Joseph Duchi!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Bernstein’s Music

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