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Queensland Symphony Orchestra | Shakespearean Classics
7 May 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest playwright of all time because his stories speak so much to universal human emotion and experiences.
In his comedies, tragedies and histories, he speaks to his audiences about love, revenge, bravery, cowardice, life and death. Is it any wonder then that many famous composers have been inspired by Shakespeare’s work to create music that is equally as dramatic? In this concert, hear a selection of the most powerful and enjoyable works inspired by Shakespeare’s plays from Mendelssohn’s iconic music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream through to Prokofiev’s extraordinary ballet music for Romeo and Juliet.
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Conductor – Max McBride
Host – Guy Noble
Soloist – Rebecca Cassidy, soprano (Opera Queensland Young Artist)
BEETHOVEN – Overture to Coriolan
MENDELSSOHN – Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
PROKOFIEV – Music from Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY – Hamlet; Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare
SCHUBERT – Who is Sylvia? (Was ist Sylvia?), D.891
VERDI – Piangea cantando (Willow Song) from Otello