By many accounts, Leonard Bernstein is the single most influential American in the history of classical music. As a composer he wrote for virtually every genre; including his beloved West Side Story (1957). As conductor of the New York Philharmonic, he premiered works by the century's best composers. An integral part of world events, Bernstein conducted concerts at JFK's inauguration (1961), the reunification of Jerusalem (1967), and the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989).
Join instructor, David Forrest, to explore both Bernstein's career and his lasting impact on the study and performance of music.