Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: West Side Story

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Leonard Bernstein Library of Congress

West Side Story has been an American musical theater classic for 56 years. On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll hear a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story at Lincoln Center, a concert hall in the very New York neighborhood that inspired the story. Plus, a dear friend of Peter Tchaikovsky's writes touching music of remembrance after the composer's sudden death.