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West Side Story

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Wednesday 24 October 2018 7:30 PM
Barbican Hall, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Ryan LatimerFrigates & Folly (world premiere of Crouch End Festival Chorus commission)
BernsteinChichester Psalms
BernsteinWest Side Story Suite No. 2

Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Concert Orchestra
David Temple
– conductor
Joshua Abrams – boy alto
Valeria Perboni – Maria/Rosalia
Emily Chesterton – Anita
Kieran Parrott – Riff
Nitai Levi – Bernardo/Tony

Crouch End Festival Chorus teams up with the renowned BBC Concert Orchestra and talented Musical Theatre graduates of the Royal Academy of Music for a performance celebrating the 100th anniversary year of Leonard Bernstein's birth.

Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture is full of violence and passion, and is the perfect start to a concert which concludes with Bernstein's West Side Story Suite No. 2, based on the same Shakespeare play.

Ryan Latimer – who was born in 1990, the year Bernstein died – brings us his new composition Frigates & Folly, a work full of colour and energy, based on the story of Moby Dick. And the audience will also be treated to Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, a wonderfully approachable work where the composer thumbs his nose at the austere and complex music of the time.

Booking information

Wednesday 24 October 2018 7:30 PM
Barbican Hall
Silk St
London EC2Y 8DS

TICKETS: Tickets are priced between £9 and £28, with a 50% discount for students


Wheelchair access and spaces available, with free parking for blue badge holders and assistance on offer for disabled visitors. Find out more about Barbican Access Membership

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