May 12th, 2019

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Revered conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner talks about his first encounter with West Side Story, meeting Leonard Bernstein in Paris as a student and how the story is still poignantly applicable today.

The concert performance of West Side Story is part of the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival. See the performance at the Usher Hall on 5 & 6 August 2019.


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Video: ‘West Side Story’ Artists Perform at WTTW

Marc Vitali

The spring musical at Lyric Opera of Chicago has become an annual tradition. This year, the venerable opera company rumbles with “West Side Story,” the 1957 classic created by Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins and Stephen Sondheim – with an assist from William Shakespeare.

“West Side Story” famously tells the story of the Jets and the Sharks – New York street gangs – and an ill-fated romance that echoes “Romeo and Juliet.”
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