BSO: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 8pm

The Music Center

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Markus Stenz, conductor
Kate Eastwood Norris, narrator
Amelia D'Arcy, soprano
Women's Voices of the University of Maryland Concert Choir,
Edward Maclary, director
SHOSTAKOVICH Incidental Music to Hamlet
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream*
Conductor Markus Stenz brings us an entertaining program of music inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. Mendelssohn’s marvelous Overture and Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, begun when he was 17, captures all the whimsy and fantasy of this beloved comedy with its tale of lovers and clowns lost in a forest enchanted by fairies, and will feature two vocal soloists. Shostakovich’s Incidental Music to Hamlet, written for a satirical production of the play in Moscow in 1932, displays the young composer’s irreverent humor in his music at that time.
*In collaboration with Folger Theatre
This concert is not presented by Strathmore

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