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Bromley Youth Music Trust's 'West Side Story'
impresses ALICE McVEIGH

 

West Side Story has always been the best musical. The complexity and fire of the score, the dance numbers, the sure-footed emotional pacing, and the strength of even some of the smallest roles all set it apart from the pack. Bernstein himself admitted in later life that he didn't know quite how he'd done it — and also that 'Maria' was the single best thing he'd ever composed.

So, I knew it was going to be good, when I heard that the jewel in Bromley's crown, the Bromley Youth Music Trust, was putting it on this year...

Copyright © 31 October 2015 Alice McVeigh,
Kent UK

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN

WEST SIDE STORY

UNITED KINGDOM

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