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All the World’s a Stage: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

MENDELSSOHN
Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream

KORNGOLD
Violin Concerto

HINDEMITH
Concert Music for Strings and Brass

RAVEL
Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe

Theater and genius in their many forms are showcased, from the stage to ballet, even to Hollywood! Mendelssohn produced his famous Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream when he was just 17, and it never fails to delight. Erich Korngold made his mark in ‘30s and ‘40s movie spectacles, but he also composed remarkable concert music. Gil Shaham (hailed by the LA Times for his “brilliant, almost ecstatic performance”) has made the Korngold Concerto one of his signature works. We close with Ravel’s timeless Daphnis and Chloe, written for the legendary Sergei Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes. Wonderful, dramatic music!

"Once I... heard a mermaid...
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath
That the rude sea grew civil at her song
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres..."

— Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Download Program Notes (pdf)

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
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All the World’s a Stage: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tickets $25-$69

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Thu Feb 12 2015 11am

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Fri Feb 13 2015 8pm

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Gil Shaham

Gil Shaham

MENDELSSOHN
Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream

KORNGOLD
Violin Concerto

HINDEMITH
Concert Music for Strings and Brass

RAVEL
Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe

Theater and genius in their many forms are showcased, from the stage to ballet, even to Hollywood! Mendelssohn produced his famous Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream when he was just 17, and it never fails to delight. Erich Korngold made his mark in ‘30s and ‘40s movie spectacles, but he also composed remarkable concert music. Gil Shaham (hailed by the LA Times for his “brilliant, almost ecstatic performance”) has made the Korngold Concerto one of his signature works. We close with Ravel’s timeless Daphnis and Chloe, written for the legendary Sergei Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes. Wonderful, dramatic music!

"Once I... heard a mermaid...
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath
That the rude sea grew civil at her song
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres..."

— Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Download Program Notes (pdf)

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Phillip Gainsley

Concert Preview

Join us at 10:15 a.m. for an entertaining and informative concert preview with Phillip Gainsley in the auditorium. Seating is available anywhere on the main floor. This 30-minute concert preview is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Winterfest Extras

Winterfest Extras

Come early for complimentary coffee, donuts and Winterfest festivities in the Orchestra Hall lobby. Click here for details »