Bernstein at Brandeis Photo Gallery

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Photos courtesy of Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis, unless otherwise noted.

Bernstein and Ullman with plans

With trustee Adolph Ullman, reviewing plans for a new amphitheater at Brandeis, 1952

Bernstein in trouble set

Stage set for Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti," 1952

Bernstein conducting

Rehearsing at Brandeis, 1952

Bernstein standing amid students

In the Ullman Amphitheater, 1952

Bernstein rehearsing with orchestra

In the Ullman Amphitheater with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1952

Bernstein with students around a piano

With Brandeis music students, 1954

Bernstein smiling at Thelma Sachar

With Brandeis President Abram L. Sachar, 1973


Watch the original 16mm film by Theodore Cron and Louis Lindauer ’53 on the inaugural Festival of the Arts, which was founded by Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of Brandeis’ first commencement in 1952. Guest artists included Merce Cunningham, Miles Davis and Aaron Copland. Bernstein conducted the world premiere of his opera, “Trouble in Tahiti,” and Marc Blitzstein’s translation of “The Threepenny Opera.”