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.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
Enhance Your Experience
Drinks in The Garden
Event starts at 6:30PMSet the tone for your night with Drinks in The Garden. Starting at 6:30pm, you can enjoy music and complimentary drinks, and soak up the lush and leafy ambience of Walt Disney Concert Hall’s Blue Ribbon Garden.
Subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.
Casual FridaysJoin special guests and performers for an on-stage chat after this shortened concert, then hang with orchestra members in BP Hall over complimentary craft beer tastings curated by the Los Angeles Brewers Guild.