West Side Story http://wrti.org en West Side Story: Fifty Years On http://wrti.org/post/west-side-story-fifty-years <p>Those funky, menacing chords can only belong to one piece of music: <em>West Side Story</em>, the Leonard Bernstein Broadway musical that updated the Romeo and Juliet story into the world of gang warfare to the streets of post-war New York City. The concert suite from the musical has often been played by The Philadelphia Orchestra, though this week it's performing the music in a different incarnation - as an accompaniment to the 1961 Oscar-winning film. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports that the enterprise isn’t nearly as simple as it looks.</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 19:44:29 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 4527 at http://wrti.org West Side Story: Fifty Years On