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West Side Story at the BBC Proms

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.

This rare performance of the theatre score (authorised concert version) features a top-flight cast, joined by an ensemble of students from leading London theatre schools.

Cast: Mikaela Bennett (Maria), Ross Lekites (Tony), Eden Espinosa (Anita)

Stephen Whitson - Director, John Wilson Orchestra

Later Event: October 5