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The Philadelphia Orchestra

West Side Story in Concert

Oct 12, 2017
Oct 14, 2017

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Bernstein - West Side Story in Concert

This season marks the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein and we celebrate all year long, with works for stage, screen, and concert hall by the legendary American composer beginning with the adored and pioneering West Side Story. Follow the New World's most famous star-crossed lovers from timeless hits like “Tonight,” “Maria,” and “Somewhere” (with lyrics by the then-unknown Stephen Sondheim). The Philadelphia Orchestra will be onstage with a cast of talented Broadway vocalists, drawing talent from the success of Bernstein's MASS in 2015. This is Bernstein's complete score, in all its breathless, nuanced—and ultimately heartbreaking—beauty.

The Bernstein Centennial Celebration in its entirety is made possible in part by the generous support of the Presser Foundation.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102