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Leonard Bernstein Exhibit - Online Resources

From the UNCSA Archives

UNCSA and Bernstein have a lot of history together! The conductor opened the Stevens Center in 1983 with a gala performance that the New York Times called 'a glittering program of music, dance and drama'. Other attendees included Agnes de Mille, Isaac Stern, former President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford and Lady Bird Johnson.

You can learn more about the Stevens Center and its opening at the UNCSA Archives, and view images of Leonard Bernstein at UNCSA in our Photograph Collection Database.

Conductor Leonard Bernstein and violinist Isaac Stern rehearsing with NCSA Orchestra for Stevens Center Opening

(Conductor Leonard Bernstein and violinist Isaac Stern rehearsing with NCSA Orchestra for Stevens Center Opening, April 1983. Photograph by David Reavis. Photograph Collection, UNCSA Archives, University of North Carolina School of the Arts.)

West Side Story - UNCSA, Steven's Center, 2007

Nananne Porcher Collection: West Side Story Drops

Stevens Center Gala Opening: Tribute to Roger L. Stevens by the North Carolina School of the Arts, April 22, 1983