West Side Story: Bernstein at 100


West Side StorySaturday, April 28, 7:30 PM

Macky Auditorium, CU Campus, Boulder
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra

Michael Butterman, conductor

BERNSTEIN   West Side Story in concert  
   a collaboration with Central City Opera

Robert Neu, Stage Director

Tony – John Riesen
Maria – Tess Altiveros
Anita – Lindsey Falduto

Riff – Joshua South
Action – Michael Hoffman
Baby John – Jared Giammanco
Snowboy/Big Deal – Lane Michael Melott
A-rab – Matthew Peterson
Diesel – Patrick McAleer
Bernardo – Adam Ewing
Sharks – Brandon Lopez, Humberto Borboa, Malcolm Ulbrick

As a gifted composer, conductor, pianist, author, educator, advocate and communicator, Leonard Bernstein could do it all. His West Side Story stands as one of the signal achievements of American musical theater. Its melding of sophisticated formal construction with toe-tapping rhythms and irresistible melodic turns makes it one of the enduring treasures of the 20th century. Join us as we present a rare opportunity to hear the entire score in dramatic concert with full symphony orchestra, soloists and chorus. There’s no better way to celebrate the 100th birthday of this American musical legend, or to bring our 60th anniversary season to a triumphant conclusion.  

6:30 PM - Free pre-concert talk with Michael Butterman and guests

Tickets start at $13; Students $5!

Steve and Jayne Miller

This concert will also be presented on Sunday, April 29, 7 PM at Lone Tree Arts Center
details & tickets

Bernstein the Composer - Do You Hear What I Hear?
March 22, 29, and April 3 | 7 PM
with Hsing-ay Hsu, Artistic Director of CU’s Pendulum New Music
Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder
March 22 - “West Side Story” (1957)
March 29 - “Chichester Psalms” (1965)
April 3 - “Age of Anxiety” Symphony no. 2 (1949)
$18 per class | $50 for series.  Register online

Bernstein at 100: Leonard Bernstein Tribute Concert 
Monday, April 23, 7 PM
Levin Hall at the Boulder JCC
$36 in advance; $40 at the door
Join the Boulder Phil and musicians from the local musical community, including the CU College of Music, to celebrate Leonard Bernstein with piano solos, vocal works, chamber pieces, and a preview of songs from the Boulder Phil’s upcoming production of “West Side Story.” The community concert includes a tribute to Bernstein in word and image. Click to purchase tickets

Read "The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein," Symphony Magazine, Fall 2017

Click here for an online resource all about the history of West Side Story, now celebrating its 60th Anniversary (just like the Boulder Phil):
Google Arts and Culture has launched a digital collection dedicated to the history and legacy of West Side Story, which debuted on Broadway 60 years ago today and had a landmark score by Leonard Bernstein. The site features exclusive archival content; educational and interactive stories; more than 1,800 high-resolution images and videos; and 22 interactive exhibits.