First performance of Divertimento for Orchestra; received the Kennedy Center Honor.
Premiere of Halil, Nocturne for Solo Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Percussion, Harp and Strings; recorded Wagner's Tristan und Isolde opera in Munich.
Artistic director, Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute.
Premiere of A Quiet Place opera in two acts at Houston Grand Opera.
A Quiet Place (the revised three-act version incorporating Trouble in Tahiti) at La Scala; Conducted Deutsche Grammophon recording of West Side Story; marriage of daughter Jamie to David Evan Thomas.
Conducted Journey for Peace concerts at Hiroshima.
Bernstein Festival at Barbican Centre, London; inaugurated Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival; first performance of Jubilee Games for orchestra, with Baritone Solo.
First performance of Arias and Barcarolles, for Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone and Piano Four Hands; four-day seventieth-birthday celebration at Tanglewood.
Inaugurated the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan; last concert with Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, August 19; died October 14, 6:15 p.m. at his New York home.