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Star-Crossed Lovers: The Music of Romeo and Juliet

TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture

BERNSTEIN
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

PROKOFIEV
Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Never was a story of more woe! Osmo Vänskä leads the Orchestra in three vastly different realizations of the world’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet. Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy-Overture — with the English horn ushering in that famous love theme — is lush and romantic, while Prokofiev’s rich and dark melodies portend the tragic fate of the star-crossed lovers. In Bernstein’s urban retelling, rival gangs rumble and mambo their way through a score that, in the end, leaves us hopeful that love endures, “Somewhere.”

“For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

— Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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Location Orchestra Hall
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Minneapolis
MN
55403
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Star-Crossed Lovers: The Music of Romeo and Juliet

Tickets $34-$96

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Fri Jan 30 2015 8pm

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Sat Jan 31 2015 8pm

Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Osmo Vänskä, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture

BERNSTEIN
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

PROKOFIEV
Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Never was a story of more woe! Osmo Vänskä leads the Orchestra in three vastly different realizations of the world’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet. Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy-Overture — with the English horn ushering in that famous love theme — is lush and romantic, while Prokofiev’s rich and dark melodies portend the tragic fate of the star-crossed lovers. In Bernstein’s urban retelling, rival gangs rumble and mambo their way through a score that, in the end, leaves us hopeful that love endures, “Somewhere.”

“For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

— Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Download Program Notes (pdf)

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