West Side Story

  

In June 2014, Michael Tilson Thomas and the 15-time Grammy Award–winning San Francisco Symphony release a live recording of the first-ever complete concert performances of the score from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. This collector’s edition recording features a talented cast of Broadway actors led by Alexandra Silber (Maria) and Cheyenne Jackson (Tony), alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Presented in premium audio hybrid SACD, as well as studio master quality download, this album is the latest on the Orchestra’s own SFS Media label.  

Media contacts: Shuman Associates shumanpr@shumanassociates.net or Louisa Spier at lspier@sfsymphony.org

Grammy Nomination - press release (Dec 2014 - PDF)

Press release (PDF - updated 5/2/14)

Album Critical Acclaim (PDF)

Interview with Michael Tilson Thomas (.doc)
Cast list (PDF)
West Side Story timeline (PDF)
Program Notes by James Keller (PDF)
Cast and creator biographies (PDF)
Track listing (PDF)
Lyrics (PDF)
Previous West Side Story recordings (PDF)


San Francisco Symphony
 

San Francisco Symphony Biography (PDF)
Michael Tilson Thomas Biography (PDF)
Critical Acclaim (PDF)
SFS Media Bio (PDF)


High resolution images:

  • Michael Tilson Thomas

    Michael Tilson Thomas

    by Art Streiber

  • West Side Story Album Cover

    West Side Story Album Cover

  • West Side Story Album Opened

    Product Opened

  • West Side Story Cast

    West Side Story Cast

  • Alexandra Silber

    Alexandra Silber (Maria)

  • Alexandra Silber

    Alexandra Silber (Maria)

  • Cheyenne Jackson

    Cheyenne Jackson (Tony)

  • Cheyenne Jackson

    Cheyenne Jackson (Tony)

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Leonard Bernstein

  • Jessica Vosk

    Jessica Vosk (Anita)

  • Kevin Vortman

    Kevin Vortman (Riff)

  • Juliana Hansen

    Juliana Hansen (Rosalia)

  • Cassie Simone

    Cassie Simone (Francisca)

  • Louise Marie Cornillez

    Louise Marie Cornillez (Consuelo)

  • Justin Keyes

    Justin Keyes (Action)

  • Zachary Ford

    Zachary Ford (Diesel)

  • Chris Meissner

    Chris Meissner (Baby John)

  • Louis Pardo

    Louis Pardo (A-rab)

  • Kelly Markgraf

    Kelly Markgraf (Bernardo)

  • David Michael Laffey

    David Michael Laffey (Big Deal)

  • Julia Bullock

    Julia Bullock (A Girl)

  • Tony and Maria

    Tony and Maria

  • Tony and Maria

    Tony and Maria

  • Tony and Maria

    Tony and Maria

  • Tony and Maria

    Tony and Maria

  • Alexandra Silber as Maria

    Maria

  • Maria and Anita

    Maria and Anita

  • Tony

    Tony

  • Cheyenne Jackson as Tony

    Tony

  • America from West Side Story - SF Symphony

    "America"

  • America from West Side Story - SF Symphony

    "America"

  • Julia Bullock as

    "Somewhere"

  • Julia Bullock as

    "Somewhere"

  • West Side Story drum kit and sheet music

    Drum Kit & Sheet Music

  • Michael Tilson Thomas and Leonard Bernstein

    MTT and Leonard Bernstein

    by Robert Millard, 1983

  • West Side Story Cast Performing

    "Tonight Quintet"

  • Tonight Quintet

    "Tonight Quintet"

  • West Side Story Rehearsal with MTT

    Rehearsal with MTT

  • West Side Story Rehearsal

    Sheet Music

  • West Side Story Rehearsal

    West Side Story Rehearsal

  • West Side Story Rehearsal

    West Side Story Rehearsal