Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents

Bernstein: from West Side Story & A Quiet Place

Who can’t sing along to the familiar tunes of West Side Story? Written in 1957 by Leonard Bernstein, this American musical drew its inspiration from Shakespeare’s tragic Romeo and Juliet. In stark contrast, the opera A Quiet Place, penned by the composer 27 years later, addresses with extraordinary sensitivity the complexity of family ties after the death of a loved one. A deeply human work of unsettling honesty that will take your breath away.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal,
Kent Nagano, conductor
Claudia Boyle, soprano (Dede)
Joseph Kaiser, tenor (François)
Gordon Bintner, baritone (Junior)
Christopher Purves, bass-baritone (Sam)
Rupert Charlesworth, tenor (Funeral Director)
John Tessier, tenor (Analyst)
Daniel Belcher, tenor (Bill)
David Pittsinger, bass (Doc)
Maija Skille, mezzo-soprano (Mrs. Doc)
The OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, OSM Chorus Master

Bernstein, A Quiet Place (approx. 90 min.)
Bernstein, West Side Story (excerpts for voice and piano)

For more information and tickets: www.placedesarts.com 514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112

Grand Preconcert Talks:

Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.

Host: Kelly Rice
Guest: Kent Nagano, conductor and Music Director of the OSM
Creation and innovation: Leonard Bernstein