Symphonic Winds Conductor László Veres will perform “One Hand, One Heart” from “West Side Story” with granddaughter Karylin Veres.

Ryan Revock / For the Star 2014

It’s not uncommon to see a second “Veres” on the program of an Arizona Symphonic Winds concert, but on Sunday, March 18, Conductor László Veres is stretching the familial boundaries into the next generation.

Veres, a clarinetist from way back, will join his granddaughter Karylin Veres for a duet of Leonard Bernstein’s “One Hand, One Heart” from “West Side Story.” His granddaughter recently graduated from Arizona State University with a musical theater degree and spent two seasons performing leading roles in “My Fair Lady” and “West Side Story” with Scottsdale Musical Theater.

“Grandfather joins granddaughter — that has never happened before in a Winds’ concert,” Veres said.

In addition to celebrating Bernstein as part of the 100th anniversary of his birth, Sunday’s spring concert also celebrates Veres’ Hungarian roots. The program includes a Hungarian march and dances and a piece by Kodály that Veres said just might be the most challenging work his volunteer ensemble has attempted in its 33-year history.

Here’s all you need to know about Sunday’s concert:

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive.

Featuring: Vocalist Karylin Veres.

Cost: Admission is free, donations are accepted.


Wolfram’s “March for Tucson.”

Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide” and “Symphonic Dances” from “West Side Story.”

Vocal selections: “I Could Have Danced All Night” from “My Fair Lady”; Bernstein’s “I Feel Pretty” and “One Hand, One Heart” from “West Side Story”; and “Journey to the Past” from the animated film “Anastasia.”

Berlioz’s Hungarian March.

Brahms’ Hungarian Dances

Kodály’s “Dances of Galánta.”

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at or 573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch

I cover music for the Arizona Daily Star.