Today: Sunday, March 8th at 4 PM at Strathmore: Young Artists of America And MCYO Philharmonic & Symphony Orchestras Present ‘West Side Story and Romeo et Juliette’

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THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH AT 4 PM AT STRATHMORE!!

Shakespeare’s great love story is transported to modern-day New York City and Verona, Italy through a unique pairing of the timeless music of Bernstein’s West Side Story (sung in English) and Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette (sung in French).

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In both tales, two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between opposing factions. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

The semi-staged and costumed production will feature the Young Artists of America Vocal Ensemble made up of over 50 student and professional vocalists in collaboration with the MCYO Philharmonic & Symphony Orchestras, made up of the best student instrumentalists from the Metro DC area. The production will be directed by George Mason University’s Rick Davis and conducted by Kristofer Sanz. The MCYO Symphony will perform under the baton of Simeone Tartaglione.

YAA prides itself on bringing in world class guest artists to work closely with our students in each production. We could not be more excited to welcome these guest artists and mentors that will guide our YAA students throughout this production, both on the stage and behind the scenes.

Guest Artists

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Marco Cammarota

as Romeo

Glimmerglass Opera,
Kentucky Opera

 

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Melissa Wimbish

as Juliette

2014 NATS Award,
Baltimore Symphony

 

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Titanes Salseros

Guest Dancers

Albert Einstein High School

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Rick Davis

Stage Director

Hylton Performing Arts Center,
George Mason University,
Kennedy Center

 

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Luis R. Torres

Choreographer

Washington Ballet,
George Mason University

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Robb Hunter

Fight Director

Society of American
Fight Directors,
George Mason University

This Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm

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The Music Center at Strathmore
Marriott Concert Stage
5301 Tuckerman Lane, in North Bethesda, MD 20852
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The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts honored many performances and YAA productions in their 2014 Honors. Read about it here.

‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette’ Highlight Young Artists of America’s 2014-2015 ‘British Invasion’ Season by Rolando Sanz.

Read all our YAA coverage on DCMetroTheaterArts.