West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

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There is perhaps no more iconic musical than West Side Story. The team of Bernstein, Sondheim, Laurents, and Robbins collaborated on a show that combined humor and menace and love and violence in a way that revolutionized the stage. The film adaptation of the musical won 11 Academy Awards. But, in my opinion, what drives West Side Story is the scintillating score from Leonard Bernstein. Today we explore the Symphonic Dances, a suite put together for the concert stage. We'll talk shofars, tritones, and more!

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