As it happens, today is that 100th anniversary.
There have been Bernstein tributes all year, leading up to today, and a great many the past week. And I suspect if you turn on a classical music station today, or stream one from the Internet, you might find some that are dedicated to play his music. West Side Story, Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town, Fancy Free, any of his symphonies, songs and more. So, there's plenty to find. I thought I'd instead let him speak for himself.
This is one of his Young People's Concerts. It's a later one -- easy to tell, since it's in color -- from 1970. But it's just as vibrant as ever. This is on "The Anatomy of an Orchestra." Just like at the Skirball, I thought I'd check out a little bit of it...and just kept watching.
You may not want to watch the whole thing -- it's 50 minutes or so -- but then you may find your self sucked in. But even if you just watch 10 minutes, or jump around through it, or watch it in parts, coming back to where you left out, I think it will be a treat.