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MG 9411 Gwendolyn Masin

The Space Between the Notes - XII –
West Side Story

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There is perhaps no greater love story than that of Juliet and her Romeo. Fatal, doomed from the start, and undeniably… contemporary. How often are we kept back from love? Denied love? How often do we long for what society perceives as an impossible love?

West Side Story, a collaborative work written by some of America’s most prominent artists, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, is the contemporary version of Shakespeare’s play about love and prejudice.

Bernstein’s score is as fresh, complex and catchy as it was when the Broadway musical premiered in the late 50’s. Join us for this one-off occasion to hear the work in a version especially written for the Melisma Saxophone Quartet and I by the acclaimed Dutch jazz musician and composer Henk Huizinga.

If you are interested in more about the most popular musical to ever play on Broadway, the political activism of Leonard Bernstein, and want to be a part of the conversation the musicians and I will have with before the concert, please join us backstage for an informal get-together accompanied by, what else? A cocktail!

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GAIA 2021 on SRF2 Kultur

Two months after our opening concert in Thun’s City Church, you can now listen to "Beethoven’s Universe” on Radio SRF 2 Kultur.

> Click here for programme details and link to SRF2 Kultur

El Paño Moruno

The last “Cocktail für die Musen” in February 2020 before the pandemic included this new release.

> Watch the live performance at Casino Bern