leonard bernstein

  • 1961:  Actors Natalie Wood actor Richard Beymer perform balcony scene in 1961 film "West Side Story" directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. "West Side Story" won 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture.  Permiered  October 18,  1961 New York City, New York. Los Angeles, California premiere December 13, 1961.  (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
    September 26, 2016  

    On this day nearly six decades ago, “West Side Story” premiered on Broadway. And the music of the Sharks and the Jets, and star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria is as vibrant as it was in 1957. Jeffrey Brown sits down with composer and musician Rob Kapilow to discuss what it is about Leonard Bernstein’s hit musical style that has allowed the love story to live on for decades. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2007  

    Marin Alsop was recently appointed to conduct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as the first woman head of a major American orchaestra, as traditionally defined by budget size and other factors. Jeffrey Brown profiles Alsop’s work in music. Continue reading