Based on the beloved coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, Derek Bermel’s Mango Suite re-tells the story of young protagonist Esperanza Cordero, featuring soprano Mikaela Bennett. Three stirring works by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla with special guest flamenco dancer Griset Damas Roche bring the PSO season to a thrilling conclusion.
On November 28 at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Mr. Sperling will lead the New York premiere of a multi-media version of Israel in Egypt, Handel’s timely oratorio of exile and displacement, reflecting the biblical account of the heroic flight of Israelites enslaved in Pharaonic Egypt and their crossing the Red Sea.
West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. The music ranges from the touching innocence of ‘I feel pretty’ and ‘Tonight’ to the tension-fuelled ‘Dance at the Gym’ in conveying the trials of the ill-fated lovers, Tony and Maria, as they attempt to resolve the deep-rooted animosity between two warring communities on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
In this starry evening at the Sandler Center, Fisher leads the VSO and leading Broadway singers in songs from Bernstein’s Broadway masterworks including West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, Wonderful Town, and more.
Broadway actors to perform in ‘West Side Story’ with Spokane Civic Theatre and Spokane Symphony