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This fall, the Curtis Archives prepares to celebrate alumnus Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with a series of online and in-person features on his life, his career, and his experience at Curtis.

As Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday approaches in 2018, the Curtis Archives will share wealth of photos, letters, possessions, and more from the career and Curtis experience of this legendary composer, conductor, and advocate for music. We're getting a head start this fall, sharing historical content in celebration of the Bernstein centenary—here's a little peek to whet your appetite. Stay tuned on Thursdays this fall for a series of enlightening Bernstein "Throwback Thursdays"!


Leonard Bernstein's high school photo, c. 1934Leonard Bernstein's high school photo at age 16, 1934


















Bernstein and Koussevitzky c. 1942Serge Koussevitzky and Leonard Bernstein listen to a rehearsal at the Berkshire Music Center (now Tanglewood), c. 1942.









Bernstein conducts the CSO, 60th AnniversaryBernstein conducts the Curtis Symphony Orchestra at Curtis's 60th-anniversairy gala, 1984.