Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday is this Saturday and the Boston Symphony Orchestra will cap its season-long tribute to the legendary musician and composer with a Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood.
Bernstein, who is most well-known for scoring the Broadway hit "West Side Story," was born in Lawrence. He went on to be a member of the first class of fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, where he was a protege of then-music director Serge Koussevitzky. Tanglewood held a special place in Bernstein's heart and he returned there throughout his life to teach and to conduct.
Jennie Shames, violinist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She was a student of Bernstein's after being awarded a Tanglewood Music Center fellowship in 1976.
This segment aired on August 22, 2018.