Born on August 25, 1918, Leonard Bernstein left his mark as a composer, conductor, pianist, educator, humanitarian, philosopher and media personality.
Along with nationwide celebrations of Bernstein's centennial year, we’re doing our part at CapRadio to honor the American icon with a four-part series of short pieces produced by Connections host Stephen Peithman, airing August 21-24. These will culminate with a one-hour special, The Bernstein Connection, on Saturday, August 25 at 4 p.m.
Throughout Bernstein Week, CapRadio’s classical hosts will present a wide array of Bernstein compositions, performed by him and others, and other masterworks famously conducted by Bernstein. CapRadio’s News Station will mark the centennial on Friday August 24 at 9 a.m and 7 p.m. with the documentary Bernstein’s Black America, which examines his career-long campaign for racial justice.
Find Peithman's pieces and the other elements of Bernstein Week below as we celebrate Bernstein at 100.