Here’s some holiday cheer for you. Yesterday it was announced that Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic will be partnering with several other organizations to present an ambitious festival late next year in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Leonard Bernstein (among other things). Dubbed, Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds, the festival will run from 24 September – 13 December 2008 and will feature 30 events (some of which will incorporate archival materials) in seven different venues in New York City.

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (with Carol Lawrence in background) instructing cast during rehearsal for West Side Story;

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