About the Film:
Join WXXI for Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film.
Classical 91.5 Presents...West Side Story on Saturday September 2nd, 3pm at The Little Theatre.
It's one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time. Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. The music is by Leonard Bernstein, the words by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents, and the choreography by Jerome Robbins, who directed the film with Robert Wise.
Join us before the movie at The Little Theatre Cafe, for live music starting at 2pm with the Empire Film Music Ensemble and stick around afterwards to talk about the movie's groundbreaking choreography and dancing in a discussion hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5 Music Director Julia Figueras.
Natalie Rogers, School Director/ Asst. Rehearsal Director, Garth Fagan Dance
David Palmer, Artistic Director, Rochester City Ballet
More about Classical 91.5 Presents...
Selected by our Classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in a non-traditional narrative. Tickets are $7.