West Side Story in Concert

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In a partnership for the ages, two Broadway legends—Bernstein and Sondheim—took Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet from Verona in the 1500s to New York’s Upper West Side in the 1950s, replacing the Montagues and the Capulets with American and Puerto Rican street gangs. Their unforgettable work, with tunes universally loved, comes alive in a dynamic concert version, the first time an orchestra has performed the complete musical in a concert performance.

“Tilson Thomas’s balancing act between music’s past and future is a major feat: no other conductor today seems so alert to the entire cultural landscape around him.”


Jessica Vosk


Juliana Hansen


Cassie Simone


Louise Cornillez


Justin Keyes


Zach Ford


Chris Meissner

Baby John

Louis Pardo


Kelly Markgraf


Julia Bullock

A Girl

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Jets, Sharks, Girls

San Francisco Symphony



West Side Story

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

West Side Story
Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Orchestrations by Leonard Bernstein with Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal

Casting by Jay Binder, C.S.A.
Additional Casting by Michael Donovan, C.S.A.

West Side Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.

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  1. Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 8:00pm

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  2. Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 8:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. 

Davies After Hours, a post-concert music event, begins immediately after the June 28 concert in the Second Tier lobby-turned-lounge. Free to ticketholders. Learn more.

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Share two glasses of bubbly, two chocolate covered strawberries and two delectable truffles for just $21 at your concerts at Davies Symphony Hall. Call (415) 252-1937 to pre-order for intermission. Orders must be placed by 3:30pm the day before the concert. Pick-up is available on all levels.