Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, and pianist. His 32 year long run with the New York Philharmonic contributed to his success and fame. He is considered to be one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century.
In this series, Bernstein and his protege, Michael Tilson Thomas (pictured next to Bernstein in the 2nd image and in his own series), conducted a symphony concert of music by Danbury composer, Charles Ives at his Centennial Concert on July 4, 1974 at the Danbury State Fairgrounds in Danbury, Connecticut. Approximately 10,000 people attended the event.
Working as a photojournalist from the turbulent 1960s through the 1970s and beyond, David Vine created thousands of images. Photographing events like the New Haven Protests, or personalities such as President Richard Nixon, Leonard Bernstein, and artist, Eric Sloane, Vine's images not only give a glimpse into the past, but also captivate us with their dramatic presence. RetroPhotojournalism.com showcases some of the best work from his photo files.
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