An extraordinary dream fulfilled

Peter Bay, conductor of the Austin Symphony, fulfills a lifelong dream of connecting Austin's dynamic arts organizations with a community celebration of two fully-staged performances of Bernstein's MASS on June 29 & 30, 2018.  A series of outreach programs for both youth and adults, specially crafted for Leonard Bernstein's centennial year, complete this incredible experience. Read more about the B100A project and MASS.



A Crossroad of 250 Artists

With over 250 singers and dancers sharing the stage, Bernstein100Austin will be the premiere event of 2018.  MASS will feature The Austin Symphony, Ballet Austin, Grammy Award-winners Christopher Cross and Conspirare, Chorus Austin & Panaromic Voices, The Butler School of Music, a specially formed youth choir and many other Texas artists.  It will be a unique gathering of Austin's cherished arts groups collaborating on Bernstein's greatest work about hope and finding faith.   See the full list of collaborating artists and community groups.

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Schedule of Events


Beginning on January 7, 2018 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, Bernstein100Austin launches with a "Bernstein Birthday Kick-Off".  What follows in the next six months throughout Austin is a historic celebration of Bernstein's phenomenal musical legacy in a series of dynamic outreach sessions and opportunities for youth and adults.  We look forward to welcoming you to one of our B100A events!

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b100A "bernstein birthday kick-off"


Youth programs






The Long Center


These stellar performances will take place in beautiful Dell Hall at The Long Center, Austin's premiere performing arts center that enriches lives by connecting artists and audiences.  Complete your destination weekend with a luxurious stay with our wonderful hotel community partner, The Four Seasons, on the shore of Lady Bird Lake in vibrant downtown Austin.

The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.
— Leonard Bernstein