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The Phil Masterworks: A Midsummer Night's Dream


Masterworks 8 | April 1, 2017 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM 7:30 PM | Embassy Theatre Andrew Constantine, conductor Fort Wayne Philharmonic Women’s Chorus – Benjamin Rivera, director Sibelius Excerpts from The Tempest, Suite No. 1, Op. 109 Nyman Prospero’s Books, Music from the Film by Peter Greenaway Mendelssohn Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opp. 21 and 61 Born over 450 years ago, Shakespeare has inspired music by Verdi to the Beatles and Barenaked Ladies. Three Shakespearean works are represented here in vastly different guises. The program’s centerpiece is Mendelssohn’s sparkling A Midsummer Night’s Dream, complete with actors reading from the Bard’s comedy.

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