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Top Live Performances Celebrating Leonard Bernstein July 2018

Love the music of Leonard Bernstein? There are hundreds of live music concerts and performances honoring the music, life and legacy of Bernstein this month. Here are a few of our favorites from Tanglewood to Taipei!

And, if you love a good musical, enjoy a preview of this summer’s best of Bernstein in the theater and on the screen.



Sutton Foster and Brian Stokes Mitchell join Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl for a vibrant evening of Bernstein favorites.


The New York Philharmonic returns to Bravo! Vail for their 16th annual summer residency, featuring two concerts of Bernstein music!


Marin Alsop leads a thrilling performance of MASS with the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival.


We can’t wait to see Olney Theatre’s rendition of On the Town!


The Tanglewood Music Festival celebrates 100 years of Bernstein throughout its 2018 season! We’re particularly excited for On The Town (July 7), a stellar work brought to life by the Boston Pops; and Trouble in Tahiti (July 12), directed by Bernstein’s eldest daughter, Jamie Bernstein, author of the acclaimed memoir, Famous Father Girl.

Tanglewood Music Festival

New Mexico

Life is happiness, indeed, in Santa Fe Opera’s first ever production of Candide!

New York

Did you know that Bernstein wrote a Peter Pan musical? Head to Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson to see for yourself!

North Carolina

Brevard Music Center hosts a Bernstein “festival within a festival” featuring performances of some of Bernstein’s best works.

Brevard Music Center


Luminaries from the worlds of musical theater, dance, and classical music join forces to celebrate 100 years of Bernstein.



Another production of Candide? This really must be the best of all possible worlds!


The MIAGI Youth Orchestra celebrates the 100th birthdays of both Leonard Bernstein and Nelson Mandela at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.


See a famous all-female musical theatre troupe perform Bernstein’s classic musical, West Side Story! Plus, the Pacific Music Festival presents a selection of Bernstein’s best.

  • Takarazuka Revue | July 24 – Aug 9 | West Side Story
Pacific Music Festival


Sasha Cooke and Kelly Markgraf star in Trouble in Tahiti at the National Concert Hall in Taipei.

These are just a few of the amazing Bernstein performances this month. Find more #Bernsteinat100 events: type in your city, state, or country, and click “FIND” to explore events near you!

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