Leonard Bernstein is probably one of America’s foremost musical
Equally adept in the various activities of musical performance, composition,
and analysis, he has done more that anyone else to make the listening of
music exciting and knowledgeable to the layman.
Bernstein was born in nearby Lawrence, Massachusetts and attended the Boston
Latin School and Harvard University.
William Shumann said of Bernstein, “He is an authentic American hero, a new
breed of hero, an arts hero, showing that America does honor her artists.”
The band has performed
Overture to Candide,
Symphonic Dance Music from West Side Story, and
Selections from West Side Story.