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Why See Los Angeles Philharmonic: West Side Story?

The iconic movie in concert experience!

The musical that perfectly demonstrates the passions and tensions of the American dream comes to life this fall , in a specially remastered screening at Walt Disney Concert Hall! Having digitally removed the majestic Leonard Bernstein score from the movie and transplanted below to the professional performance of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, get lost in the magic of the ground-breaking movie that changed musical theater forever. This special performance will be conducted by movie composer David Newman, who scored The War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger, and Heathers and Serenity.
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From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim -a collection of standards that includes 'Tonight,' 'America,' 'Maria,' 'I Feel Pretty' and 'Somewhere' - is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. And the extraordinary, Tony-winning choreography by Jerome Robbins completely changed the language of Broadway dance.

https://www.los-angeles-theatre.com/theaters/walt-disney-concert-hall/los-angeles-philharmonic-west-side-story.php

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mapol
Nov. 15th, 2017 01:18 am (UTC)
Wow!! This sounds like it's going to be fun!
Here's wishing everybody who attends this fantastic concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/West Side Story (1961 film), conducted by David Newman a night of fun and happiness.

When the Boston Symphony Orchestra played a live rendition of the musical score to the film version of West Side Story, and showed a Hi-def, Re-mastered, cleaned up and reprinted version of the 1961 film version of West Side Story, both at Tanglewood and at Boston's Symphony Hall, roughly four years ago, I attended both the Tanglewood concert out in Lenox, MA, which is in the Berkshires, in Western Massachusetts, and all three performances of the same concert at Boston's Symphony Hall, on President's day/Valentine's Day weekend on following February.

Word had it that there were upwards of 20, 000 at the Tanglewood concert, which sold out, despite the addition of several extra lawn benches, plus there were clearly a lot of New Yorkers in the audience, because there was much applause and finger-snapping after each song in West Side Story.

How I wish this same concert would be brought back here to Boston.
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