Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein

Selected Bernstein Numbers

Featuring music selections ranging from the 1944 ballet Fancy Free through West Side Story (1957) to the composer’s final opera A Quiet Place (1983), this excerpt of the concert offers a virtual sound portrait of Leonard Bernstein’s life. This Great Performances episode featuring the San Francisco Symphony and its conductor Michael Tilson Thomas received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Programs in 2009.