Drama of Shakespearean proportions in music and the spoken word. Actors from Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. perform Henry V, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to music composed for those plays.
Christopher Wilkins, Conductor
Coriolan Overture (Beethoven)
Music to Hamlet (Shostakovich)
Henry V (Walton)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)
Drama of Shakespearean proportions in music and the spoken
word. Sir Laurence Olivier chose William Walton to write music for his first
film as director, Henry V. Their
joint creation is one of the greatest Shakespeare films of all time.
Shostakovich’s music for the 1964 film Hamlet
summons a dark power that has echoes in Bernard Hermann’s writing for
Hitchcock’s films. The most beloved - and enchanting – incidental music to
Shakespeare is Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer
Night’s Dream. Read more...
Where: DCR's Hatch Shell on the Esplanade
For directions to the Hatch Shell click here.
Rain location: Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
For directions to the Back Bay Events Center click here.
For weather alerts: Call 617-987-2000 or Text Landmarks to 27138