Celebrating
100 Years of Bernstein

Celebrating the centennial of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein's birth. Bernstein's close relationship with the BSO spanned a half-century, from the time he became a protégé of legendary BSO conductor Serge Koussevitzky until the final concerts he conducted with the BSO in 1990.

August 25, 1918

Born in Lawrence, MA with the given name Louis Leonard

 

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1931

Becomes bar mitzvah at Congregation Mishkan Tefila

 

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Spring 1935

Graduates Boston Latin School. Composes class song, ‘All for One and One for All’.

 

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1939

Graduates Harvard University, cum laude

Attends Curtis Institute, Fall 1939

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May 3, 1941

Graduates from Curtis Institute

 

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September 10, 1951

Marriage to Felicia Montealegre Cohn in Boston

 

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1952

Birth of first daughter, Jamie Anne Maria

 

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1955

Birth of son, Alexander Serge Leonard

 

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1962

Birth of second daughter, Nina Maria Felicia

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October 14, 1990

Leonard Bernstein dies at age 72

 

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