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IPO March 10 program includes ‘West Side Story’ selections

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s 7:30 p.m. program on Saturday, March 10, will feature Leonard Bernstein’s nine symphonic dances from “West Side Story” as it marks the 100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth. Bernstein’s masterwork of two star-crossed lovers debuted in 1957 and had more than 1,000 Broadway performances before it premiered as a film in 1961. In addition, the orchestra will perform Mahler’s “Symphony No. 1” which was one of the many Mahler works Bernstein recorded. IPO Music Director Stilian Kirov said the Mahler work is considered one of . . .

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