SoloistsBenjamin Northey conductor
About the performance
Experience a thrilling presentation of this iconic film and winner of ten Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. The MSO plays Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialogue intact.
This classic romantic tragedy, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals, features Robbins’ breath-taking choreography and a screenplay by Ernest Lehman based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents.
The perfect performance for
Leonard Bernstein fans, those who enjoy a musical, movie fans, choreography and dance enthusiasts, or anyone planning a date night or activity with friends/family.
Why it’s a must-see
‘Leonard Bernstein’s score to West Side Story is one of the all-time great masterpieces of music. Performing it live with the much-loved iconic film is a perfect way to celebrate Bernstein’s 100th birthday. It’s an incredible undertaking with a huge orchestra on stage – full rhythm section and expanded woodwind and brass – the impact is quite extraordinary.’
Benjamin Northey, Associate Conductor.
Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes
West Side Story © 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Inc. All rights reserved.