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He'll lead the annual Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert with the TMC Orchestra and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
The program will include a new work by John Williams in honor of the centennial.
Related events will include exhibits, a colloquium, a family concert inspired by Bernstein's Young People's Concerts, and dedication of a bust of Serge Koussevitzky, Tanglewood's founder and Bernstein's mentor."The overall goal in planning the Bernstein celebration was to offer as comprehensive an overview of LB's music as we could, with something of an emphasis on the theater works — of which (amazingly) we've been able to schedule six, including the new version of [the opera] `A Quiet Place,'" BSO artistic administrator Anthony Fogg said in an email.Bernstein went on to an 11-year tenure as director of the New York Philharmonic (which is just now completing a three-week Bernstein retrospective) and a globe-trotting and sometimes controversial career as conductor, composer and social activist."Long a national figure, he had become an international presence, and indeed one of the best-known classical musicians in the world, thanks to more than two hundred recordings with the Philharmonic, and more than fifty groundbreaking television programs introducing music to young people which helped, for a time, to create a more musical America," former Boston Globe music critic Richard Dyer writes in a commemorative booklet to be issued by the BSO.