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Leonard Bernstein leads the New York Philharmonic Orchestra on Sept. 24, 1962. (AP)
Leonard Bernstein leads the New York Philharmonic Orchestra on Sept. 24, 1962. (AP)
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This year marks the the 100th birthday of musician, composer, and conductor Leonard Bernstein. A native of Lawrence, Massachusetts, he's most well-known for scoring the Broadway hit, "West Side Story." Composer and conductor Rob Kapilow breaks down the music for us.

Rob Kapilow will be performing on Friday, March 9, 2018 as part of the "What Makes It Great?" series for the Celebrity Series of Boston.

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Rob Kapilow, conductor, composer, commentator and author, most recently of "What Makes it Great? Short Masterpieces, Great Composers." He's creator of the performance series "What Makes it Great?" He tweets @robkapilow.

This segment aired on March 7, 2018.

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