Toured Japan with New York Philharmonic; film version of West Side Story released.
Birth of daughter Nina; conducted inaugural concert at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, now Avery Fisher Hall.
First performance of Third Symphony, Kaddish, in Tel Aviv.
Sabbatical year from New York Philharmonic; conducted Verdi's Falstaff at Metropolitan Opera.
First performance of Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra in New York and Chichester; commenced two-year survey of twentieth-century symphonic music with New York Philharmonic.
First engagements with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera (for Verdi's Falstaff).
Conducted concert on Mount Scopus to mark reunification of Jerusalem; completed Mahler symphony cycle for CBS Records.
Conducted Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier at Vienna State Opera; New York Philharmonic tour of Western Europe and Israel.
Named lifetime Laureate Conductor on retirement from music directorship of New York Philharmonic Orchestra.