Performance Sunday, January 24, 2016 | 1 PM

Cancelled: The Somewhere Project: A Public Forum Part I

West Side Story: The Issues
Then and Now

Resnick Education Wing
Explore the powerful social issues raised by West Side Story and the role of the arts in social change. In the first event of this two-part forum, the Weill Music Institute’s Thomas Cabaniss moderates a panel discussion that explores the social issues in 1950s New York and the ways in which West Side Story illuminates them. A brief performance from West Side Story provides the audience with an opportunity to directly engage with the iconic work.


  • Thomas Cabaniss, Moderator
  • Amanda Dehnert, Panelist
  • Marin Alsop, Panelist
  • Carol Oja, Panelist
  • Arlene Davila, Panelist
  • Clarissa Lyons, Soprano
  • Dimitri Dover, Piano


  • BERNSTEIN "Somewhere" from West Side Story
A separate ticket is required for each part of the Public Forum. To purchase a ticket to Part II, click here.
The Somewhere Project is made possible, in part, by generous support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, and Randy and Jay Fishman.

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Regional Economic Development Councils with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley.

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