Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival kicked off last night, with the first performances of Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium) with Joshua Bell, his Jeremiah Symphony, and the U.S. Premiere of Joey Roukens’s Boundless (Homage to L.B.).
As we celebrate our former Music Director in his 100th birthday year, here is a look back at his transformative tenure. Its echoes are heard and felt to this day at the New York Philharmonic.