2023 Season

The Grant Park Orchestra onstage at the Harris Theater

Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream

When & Where

Concerts
Fri Jun 23 2023 Add to Cal
Sat Jun 24 2023 Add to Cal Harris TheaterInfo

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Open Rehearsals
Tue Jun 20 2023 Add to Cal
Thu Jun 22 2023 Add to Cal Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo
Pre-Concert Lectures
Fri Jun 23 2023 Add to Cal
Sat Jun 24 2023 Add to Cal Harris Theater Donor Lounge

Program

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Felix Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (excerpts)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare
Dmitri Shostakovich: Incidental Music to Hamlet

Description

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.

Featuring

Carlos Kalmar

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Felix Mendelssohn

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Carl Maria von Weber

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Peter Tchaikovsky

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Dmitri Shostakovich

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

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