Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Famous Works Involving Orchestra
Candide, West Side Story, On the Town
- 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
- None at this time