Love the music of Leonard Bernstein? There are more than 2,500 events celebrating the music and legacy of the iconic composer, conductor, educator, and humanitarian in 60 countries and all 50 United States. We’ve compiled a sampling of live music concerts and performances you won’t want to miss this month. Celebrate Bernstein at 100 (#Bernsteinat100) wherever you are!
- Multiple cities | June 1 – 4 | Lara Downes Tour of New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston
- New York City, NY | Trinity Church | June 2 | TOTAL EMBRACE: Finale
- Milwaukee, WI | Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra | June 9 – 10 | West Side Story: Film with Live Orchestra
- New York City, NY | New York Philharmonic | June 12 – 15 | Concerts in the Parks
- Brevard, NC | Brevard Music Center | June 24 | Bernstein Festival, opening night: Beloved Bernstein
- Austin, TX | Long Center for the Performing Arts | June 29 – 30 | Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass”
- Linz, Austria | Anton Bruckner Private University | June 5 | Jamie Bernstein and Craig Urquhart
- Aldeburgh, United Kingdom | Aldeburgh Festival | June 8 – 24 | Britten, Bernstein, and America
- Vienna, Austria | Vienna Philharmonic | June 7 | Chichester Psalms; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
- Budapest, Hungary | Hungarian National Philharmonic | June 21 | Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish”
- Singapore | Orchestra of the Music Makers | June 2 | Mass
- Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong Philharmonic | June 8 – 9 | Serenade
- Kawaguchi City, Japan | Tokyo Embassy Choir | June 9 | Bernstein at 100: A Vocal Celebration
- Mexico City, Mexico | Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional de México | June 22 – 24 | Halil; Overture to Candide; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT: Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”
The most popular Bernstein composition this month may be his second Symphony, “The Age of Anxiety”. Check out one of these great performances in the US or abroad:
- Austria | Philadelphia Orchestra in Vienna | June 1
- Israel | Philadelphia Orchestra in Israel | June 4 – 5
- Czech Republic | Czech Philharmonic | June 6 – 8
- USA | Baltimore Symphony Orchestra | June 7 – 10
- Germany | Berlin Philharmonic | June 14 – 16
- Germany | Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra | June 14 – 16
- Spain | Real Orquestra Sinfónica de Sevilla | June 21 – 22
- USA | Kansas City Symphony | June 22 – 24
- Spain | Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa | June 21 – 23
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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