Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Felix Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (excerpts)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Incidental Music to Hamlet
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare
Mischievous fairies, enchanted forests, young love, and the night—William Shakespeare's irresistable comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to life when Carlos Kalmar brings the Grant Park Orchestra indoors to the Harris Theater for a more intimate concert setting. The program also explores Shakespeare's psychological thriller Hamlet in the hands of Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.