Joshua Bell - West Side Story Suite from Central Park (#2702)
New York City's Central Park is the setting as Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell pays tribute to one of the most enduring musicals of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. Under the baton of conductor William Eddins, the world-renowned New York Philharmonic accompanies the acclaimed young American violinist as he offers new renditions of some of the musical theater's most enduring songs, including "Somewhere," "Tonight," and "Maria," in soaring new arrangements by Tony Award-winning orchestrator William David Brohn. The concert also includes performances of Bernstein's " Lonely Town" and "Glitter and Be Gay" by the Tony-winning sensation Kristin Chenoweth, as well as interviews and documentary footage created exclusively for the telecast. [56 minutes]
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