17. Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary Presents the Somewhere Project

This season, Carnegie Hall celebrates its 125th anniversary, and we are all invited to take part in the celebration with the launch of The Somewhere Project. The Project is a city-wide exploration of West Side Story, exploring its timeless themes in all five boroughs with neighborhood concerts, workshops, forums and more. Students and community members will work with professional musicians to create songs that speak to “a place for us” in the borough where they live, and in their personal life.

The citywide exploration of West Side Story and concerts begin on February 5 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and continues through the month of February. Alongside the Program is an online Companion Course, which is an eight-part interactive site that explores the history and social issues that originally inspired West Side Story.

The Somewhere Project will be anchored by three performances of West Side Story from March 4-6 at the Knockdown Center, a 50,000 square foot restored factory in Queens. Tickets are now on sale.