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Celebrating Bernstein’s 100th at Tanglewood

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Bernstein at Tanglewood, 1981. Photo by Walter H. Scott, Courtesy BSO Press Office

This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary composer, conductor, and educator Leonard Bernstein, and like many festivals around the country, Tanglewood is celebrating.

More than most, Tanglewood has a special relationship to Bernstein. Said Tanglewood’s director, Anthony Fogg, “His career virtually began and finished at Tanglewood. He was part of the first class of the Tanglewood Music Center [the training academy] in 1940, working with [famed conductor Serge] Koussevitzky, who founded Tanglewood.”

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