Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) Poster

The poster announced the concert celebrating Bernstein visit to Lawrence in 1983.

Leonard Bernstein was born at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Sunday, 25 August 1918.  Lawrence was the home of his maternal family, the Resnicks, who came from Russia.  He later lived in Boston and went on to become a renowned composer, conductor, pianist, author and teacher.  He came to Lawrence August 25, 1983 to celebrate his 65th birthday and to establish the Leonard Bernstein Scholarship Fund.  A concert performed by the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, was held at the Lawrence memorial Stadium and a private reception was held at Lawrence High School.

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