On September 26, 1957, West Side Story, composed by Leonard Bernstein, opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. For the groundbreaking musical, Bernstein provided a propulsive and rhapsodic score that many celebrate as his greatest achievement as a composer. However, even without the triumph of West Side Story, Bernstein’s place in musical history was firmly established. In addition to his work as a composer, the “Renaissance man of music” excelled as a conductor, a concert pianist, and a teacher who brought classical music to the masses.
See if you wax rhapsodic in today’s word quiz.
Where does your score put you?
|10||Leader of the Gang|
|8-9||You're a Jet for sure|
|5-7||You're one of the Anybodys|
|2-4||You're Officer Krupke|
|0-1||You're just a Shark|