The Leonard Bernstein Collection, ca. 1920-1989

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Leonard Bernstein Timeline 1918-1990

1970-1979

1970   

Fund-raising meeting for Black Panthers held at Bernstein's residence; conducted bicentennial production of Beethoven's Fidelio opera in Vienna; named artistic advisor, Tanglewood, 1970-74.

1971   

Premiere of Mass, A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers, inaugurating the Kennedy Center, Washington; conducted one thousandth performance with New York Philharmonic.

1972   

Conducted Bizet's Carmen at the Metropolitan.

1973   

Delivered "The Unanswered Question," a series of six Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard University; conducted for Pope Paul VI at the Vatican.

1974   

First performance of Dybbuk ballet; led New York Philharmonic on tour of New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

1976   

Premiere of the musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

1977   

First performance of Songfest: A Cycle of American Poems for Six Singers and Orchestra.

1978   

Death of Felicia Bernstein, June 16th.

1979   

Conducted Berlin Philharmonic in Mahler's Ninth Symphony.

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