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Leonard Bernstein will be always associated with the New York Philharmonic as a conductor, being the orchestra's Music Director from 1958 - 1969, and thereafter Conductor Emeritus. However, Bernstein had many other close ties which the Vienna Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw to name a few. Even with all these associations he found time to conduct many other orchestras in the world and here we present a complete listing of this impressive list of orchestras.

Forty Seasons

  • New York Philharmonic (or Members) - 1941, 1943-1945, 1947-1951, 1955-1971, 1973-1977, 1979, 1981-1982, 1984-1989

Thirty-one Seasons

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra (or Members) - 1942-1944, 1946-1953, 1955-1956, 1961, 1965, 1970-1972, 1974-1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985-1990

Twenty-six Seasons

  • Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra - 1940-1941, 1946-1953, 1955, 1966-1979, 1981-1990

Twenty-five Seasons

  • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - 1947-1951, 1954-1955, 1957, 1963, 1967-1968, 1970-1974, 1976, 1978-1979, 1981-1982, 1985-1986, 1988-1989

Twenty-four Seasons

  • Wiener Philharmoniker/Staatsoper - 1967-1979, 1981-1990

Fourteen Seasons

  • National Symphony Orchestra (Washington DC) - 1951, 1955-1956, 1964, 1973, 1976-1978, 1980-1982, 1984-1985, 1987

Ten Seasons

  • Orchestre National de France - 1947-1948, 1950, 1958, 1966, 1975-1977, 1979, 1981

Nine Seasons

  • London Symphony Orchestra - 1966, 1970, 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1988-1990
  • Orchestra Dell'accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - 1948, 1950, 1953, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987-1989
  • Philadelphia Orchestra/Robin Hood Dell - 1948-1950, 1952-1953, 1956, 1977, 1979
  • Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - 1976, 1978, 1981, 1983-1985, 1988-1990

Six Seasons

  • NBC Symphony of the Air - 1945, 1948, 1952, 1954-1956

Five Seasons

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra - 1944-1945, 1951, 1956, 1988
  • Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra - 1944-1947, 1956, 1988
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic - 1944, 1950, 1955, 1982-1983
  • Orchestra della Teatro alla Scala, Milan - 1950, 1953, 1955, 1982, 1984
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1944-1945, 1949-1950, 1984

Four Seasons

  • (American) Ballet Theatre Orchestra - 1944, 1946, 1952, 1965
  • Boston Pops - 1944, 1953, 1964, 1989
  • The Metropolitan Opera - 1964, 1970, 1972, 1982
  • Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della Rai - 1967, 1970, 1972-1973

Three Seasons

  • Concertgeouworkest - 1978, 1985, 1987
  • Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - 1946-1947, 1990
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra - 1943-1945
  • New York City Symphony - 1945-1947
  • Orchestre de Paris - 1969-1970, 1980
  • Residentie Orkest (Netherlands) - 1946-1947, 1949
  • Rochester Philharmonic - 1945-1947
  • San Francisco Symphony - 1945-1946, 1950
  • Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra - 1987-1989

Two Seasons

  • Les Concerts Symphonique de Montréal (1944, 1945)
  • Houston Symphony Orchestra (1948, 1983)
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra (1982, 1983)
  • Minneapolis Symphony (now Minnesota) Orchestra (1945, 1947)
  • National Orchestral Association (NYC) (1945, 1946)
  • New York City Ballet Orchestra (1974, 1988)
  • Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (1955, 1967)
  • Orchestra Sinfonica Stabile da Camera (Milan) (1948, 1955)
  • Residentie Orkest (Netherlands) (1947, 1948)
  • Stadium Symphony Orchestra (NYC) (1953, 1956)
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (1945, 1946)

One Season

  • American Composers Orchestra (NYC) (1985)
  • American Opera Center (NYC) (1970)
  • American Symphony Orchestra (NYC) (1974)
  • Bayerischen Staatsorchester (Munich) (1948)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra (1982)
  • Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester (1979 )
  • Brooklyn Philharmonia (now Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra) (1979)
  • Budapest Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (1948)
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (1949)
  • Casals Festival Orchestra (1965)
  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NYC) (1981)
  • Cleveland Orchestra (1970)
  • Concerts Lamoureux (1958)
  • Curtis Institute Orchestra (Philadelphia) (1984)
  • Detroit Little Symphony (1950)
  • English Bach Festival Orchestra (1977)
  • European Community Youth Orchestra (1985)
  • Filharmonica Triestina (1955)
  • Goldman Band (NYC) (1943)
  • Judiszen Reprezentanc Orkester fun der Szeerit Hapleitah (1948)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (1946)
  • München Bach Orchester (1981)
  • New York City Opera (1958)
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's (1989)
  • Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice (1954)
  • Orchester des Oesterreichischen Rundfunks (1986)
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo (1962)
  • Orquesta Filharmónica de la Ciudad de México (1979)
  • Orquesta Sinfônica Brasileira (1953)
  • Orchester Symphonique de la RTBF (Belgian Radio) (1947)
  • Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (1990)
  • Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra (1989)
  • Royal Danish Philharmonic (1965)
  • Saint Louis Symphony (1945)
  • Sinfónica Nacional de México (1951)
  • Wiener Symphoniker (1948)
  • Women's Symphony Orchestra (Chicago) (1947)
  • World Youth Orchestra (1974)
  • Zimbler Sinfonietta (Boston) (1951)
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