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Richard Stoltzman Gives West Side a Shout Out

As a tribute to one of Broadway’s favorite composers, clarinet player Richard Stoltzman will perform at Carnegie Hall on January 27th, playing a program of music composed by Leonard Bernstein. The concert, part of Carnegie Hall’s Family Concert Series, will focus on the way jazz rhythms differ from the rhythms of classical music. The program will of course include interpretations of tunes from Bernstein’s famous West Side Story score along with other Bernstein compositions. The concert will be conducted by Justin DiCioccio, chair of the Manhattan School of Music jazz department.

In addition to being a showcase for great talent, the Family Concerts at Carnegie Hall are a way for adults to introduce children to the world of jazz, classical and folk music. Each program begins with pre-concert activities geared towards kids such as story telling and intimate demonstrations from the concert performers. Tickets are five dollars and are available at the Carnegie Hall box office, by phone at 212-247-7800, or online at

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