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Bernstein, Prokofiev, Shakespeare: Tales of Romeo and Juliet


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The tale of Romeo and Juliet has been adapted by artists of all kinds since Shakespeare brought the star-crossed lovers to life. This concert shares two musical interpretations of the story: selections from Prokofiev’s ballet of the same name and selections from Bernstein’s West Side Story. The concert is also nod to the centennial of Bernstein’s birth. Music professor Mary-Jo Grenfell conducts.

The evening includes a pre-concert discussion about Bernstein's West Side Story and this American original's wide-ranging creative output with professors Mary-Jo Grenfell (music) and Betsy Miller (dance) and Salem State music and theatre alum Matthew Evangelista '09.

Admission is free. Donations at the door are welcome to support scholarships for music majors.

This concert takes place in the university's Recital Hall, located at 71 Loring Ave. on Central Campus. Salem State University Music & Dance Department

Additional information: salemstate.edu/arts or 978.542.6365,