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Leonard Bernstein Poster

Lawrence Public Library

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 25 August 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 Great 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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