Video courtesy of The Leonard Bernstein Office

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to invite you to our major celebration of 20th-century icon Leonard Bernstein. We have planned an exciting and inspiring array of concerts, featuring works both intimate and grand by this leading American composer. Our CU Symphony will be joined by special guests Jamie Bernstein, author of the newly released "Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein," and Glenn Dicterow, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Harvard Professor and Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic Carol Oja will give a keynote address and speak with guests of our Entrepreneurship Center for Music. Our combined choirs will perform Bernstein’s "Chichester Psalms," and our Eklund Opera Program's production of "West Side Story" will be preceded by a behind-the-scenes look at "West Side Story” the film, hosted by Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz, head of  CU Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts. Our bands will program Bernstein works, and our faculty will perform chamber music that is sometimes poignant, sometimes fun and always moving. CU on the Weekend will examine Bernstein the educator, CU Libraries will create a special display in the Music Library and Jewish Studies in collaboration with the College of Music will explore the mythology behind Bernstein’s ballet "The Dybbuk." We hope to fulfill Bernstein’s mission to bring people together through music.    

Please join us!

CU Bernstein at 100 Events

Dr. Andrew Cooperstock
Artistic Director, Bernstein at 100
Professor of Piano


Our Contributors

We would like to thank the amazing team at CU Presents, the Leonard Bernstein Office, Dean Robert Shay and the College of Music faculty and staff, the Eklund Opera Program, the CU Symphony, CU Bands and CU ChoirsThomas Riis, Susan Thomas and the American Music Research Center, Martina Miranda and Music EducationMusic Theory, the Program in Jewish Studies, Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz and the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts, Stephanie Bonjack and Howard B. Waltz Music Library, the Entrepreneurship Center for Music, the College of Music Advisory Board and Advancement Team, Office for Outreach and Engagement, and the Roser Visiting Artists Program for their generous support, ideas, and resources that helped make this amazing series of events possible.  Thank you very much!