21 May 2019
Gustavo will conduct score for Steven Spielberg's West Side Story adaptation
© LA Phil / Vern Evans
Gustavo will conduct Leonard Bernstein's iconic score for Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of West Side Story.
Gustavo said of the project: “When asked to collaborate with the greatest film director of our time, on one of the greatest musicals ever written and conduct a score composed by one of your heroes, first you catch your breath and ask yourself, ‘Is this really happening?’ After you realize this is true, you humbly, yet very quickly, say, ‘YES, thank you’.”
Gustavo joins the film's music team: Oscar-nominee David Newman (Anastasia), who will arrange the score; Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), who will work on the cast’s vocals; and Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (Chicago), who was named executive music producer.