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Dudamel, Bernstein, and Negrón

Fri / Nov 13, 2020 - 8:00PM

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and a world premiere

Program

About this Performance

Leonard Bernstein’s iconic West Side Story has been celebrated not only for its unforgettable songs and symphonic score but also for its willingness to take on social ills of the day: namely, racial prejudice and urban violence. Musically, Bernstein shows his ability to work in any genre and form he set his mind to. Dudamel pairs West Side Story’s Symphonic Dances with the composer’s Divertimento, which offers a series of short dances ranging from samba to blues to turkey trot to a lilting 7/8 waltz. 

Opening the concert is a world premiere by Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón. Her music is described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR). A composer on the rise, Negrón brings an ever-inventive eye to her projects, composing for robotic instruments or toys as well as traditional orchestra.

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