20 March 2014
Gustavo to be honored with Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award on March 22 following “Sistema Side by Side” open rehearsal
This Saturday, March 22, the Longy School of Music of Bard College will honor Gustavo Dudamel with the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium. The award will be presented by Longy President Karen Zorn after the “Sistema Side by Side” orchestra open rehearsal—a highlight of Gustavo and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2014 North American tour. Bernstein’s daughter, writer and broadcaster Jamie Bernstein, will be present to highlight the relationship of Gustavo's career as artist and advocate for El Sistema in relation to her father’s artistry and legacy of accessibility to arts education.
The Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society was authorized by the Bernstein family and established by Longy in 2000, and has celebrated great artists such as Eileen Farrell, Marilyn Horne, Leonard Slatkin, Mark Morris, Leon Botstein and Gunther Schuller. The honor recognizes an artistic leader whose life has been dedicated to inspiring and enriching lives through music. On Saturday, Gustavo will lead the “Sistema Side by Side” orchestra, comprised of 60 children from Sistema programs in Massachusets, members of the Longy Conservatory Orchestra, and 10 musicians from Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA).
A limited number of free tickets are available to the public on a first-come basis on the day of the performance. Tickets can also be purchased. Details here.