US conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein (left) with Jaap van Zweden, then a young violinist. Van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, will take up the music directorship of the New York Philharmonic in autumn 2018, the same position that Bernstein took on 60 years ago. Photo: Courtesy of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Bernstein at 100: daughter Nina joins Hong Kong celebrations of music legend’s legacy

He headed the New York Philharmonic and wrote the hit musical West Side Story, but Nina Bernstein and HKPhil music director Jaap van Zweden say the conductor and composer should be remembered for much more

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US conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein (left) with Jaap van Zweden, then a young violinist. Van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, will take up the music directorship of the New York Philharmonic in autumn 2018, the same position that Bernstein took on 60 years ago. Photo: Courtesy of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
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