Unwrap the Music: Bernstein's Symphonic Dances


Auckland Town Hall, 301-303 Queen Street, Auckland City Centre

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Tuesday 18 October 2022


  • Adult/Senior $28
  • Student/Child $15
  • Family Pass $70
Unwrap the Music: Bernstein's Symphonic Dances

Conductor/Presenter Graham Abbott

Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

In the theatre, West Side Story is scored for a 31-piece band, so it’s no surprise that Bernstein leapt at the chance to rewrite his music for a large symphony orchestra.

But why ‘Symphonic Dances’, rather than, say, ‘Suite from West Side Story’, which is basically what it is?

Graham Abbott follows the musical links which bind the piece together.

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