Past Concerts

2018 - Apr. 28 - West Side Story: Bernstein at 100



Saturday, April 28, 7:30 PM - SOLD OUT

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 – Ben Hilzer
A-rab – Matthew Peterson
Diesel – Patrick McAleer
Officer Krupke - John Seesholtz

Bernardo - Adam Ewing
Humberto Borboa
Cole Henson
Alex Sierra
Steven Vinolas
Amalia Dobbins
Nadya Hill 
Margaret Ozaki Graves

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 Robert Neu

listen to the podcast  watch video

Sold out!

Steve and Jayne Miller
The Academy

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.

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