West Side Story

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Event Title: West Side Story
  • Composer: Jeffrey Ryan
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Wagner: Die Meistersinger: Prelude
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Jeffrey Ryan: Visions of Joy
Stravinsky: Petrushka

This program of orchestral blockbusters pushes musical boundaries to their limits! The program begins with the RSO's annual side-by-side with the SSYO during Wagner's Die Meistersinger: Prelude. Next, Leonard Bernstein’s groundbreaking Broadway musical is given the full symphonic treatment in Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Stravinsky’s puppet burlesque ballet score finishes the season in an explosion of symphonic colour.