Notable Newtonians: Celebrities from Newton
The famous conductor and composer was born in Lawrence in 1918, but he called Newton home after his father built a house there.
Bernstein went to Boston Latin and graduated from Harvard in 1939. He wrote essays and spoke publicly to spread the discussion of the meaning and wonder of music. He believed that music was a way to connect to all human beings.
At left, Bernstein leads the Vienna Philharmonic.