Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Shakespeare Influence

The Shakespeare Influence
The Shakespeare Influence
The Orpheus Sinfonia and conductor Thomas Carroll continue their Beneath the Score series with The Shakespeare Influence on Thursday 22 January 2015 at St George's Church, Hanover Square. For this concert, Thomas Carroll looks at the influence of three of Shakespeare's plays A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and Romeo and Juliet. In order to put the music in context, extracts from the plays read by two young actors will be interspersed with music. The first half features Mendelssohn's incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Korngold's incidental music to Much Ado About Nothing. The second half is based round music inspired by Rome and Juliet including music from Prokofiev's ballet, Delius's A Village Romeo and Juliet, and Bernstein's West Side Story, plus Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.

The Orpheus Sinfonia was founded in 2008 to provide opportunity and support for talented young musicians emerging from study into the profession. The orchestra attracts the best of music conservatoire graduates, forming an elite group of performers excelling in artistic distinction.

Further information and tickets from the Orpheus Foundation website.

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