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WEST SIDE STORY

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Mallory Thompson conductor
Lifetime of Music Initiative Concert

This concert will take you on an introspective journey, featuring music of the theater that explores human nature. Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein recalls Shakespeare’s tragic story of two star-crossed lovers. Kurt Weill’s Little Threepenny Music musically portrays the suspenseful and provocative play that centers around two lovers “Mack the Knife” and Polly Peachum. As a highlight of the season, fifty of the most talented young musicians from the Chicagoland area combine with the Northshore Concert Band to perform in our annual Lifetime of Music program.


Program

BIEDENBENDER Luminescence
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Transcribed by Paul Lavender
WEILL Little Threepenny Music
PILSNER Dum Spiro Spero
STROMMEN Cumberland Cross
TEXIDOR Amparito Roca
Arranged by Gary Fagan

Earlier Event: November 3
THE PLANETS
Later Event: April 19
FROM PROVENCE TO PARIS