Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (part of SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras)

Concert Hall

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Classical Theatre of Harlem offer a collaborative portrait of the cultural diversity and vitality of New York City through a musical and theatrical performance of Shakespeare’s classic tale A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Sat. Mar. 28, 2020 8p.m.

Production Information

  • Genre

    Shift

  • Price Range

    $25.00

  • Runtime

    Running Time: TBA

Exterior of the Kennedy Center terrace level.

Program

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    
Classical Theater of Harlem
Peter Francis James, director
“A Meditation on Harlem Midsummer”

Mendelssohn/arr. TarkmannA Midsummer Night’s Dream, incidental music, Op. 21 and 61

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Classical Theatre of Harlem offer a collaborative portrait of the cultural diversity and vitality of New York City through a musical and theatrical performance of Shakespeare’s classic tale A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performance includes Mendelssohn’s timeless incidental music, arranged for chamber orchestra, in its rightful place within Shakespeare’s timeless play (with some modern adaptations), combining all into a singular theatrical event. Drawing on the universal theme of love’s many caprices, this meditation offers a specific portrait of Harlem’s rich culture and celebrate this space through a blend of music, theatre, and dance.

SHIFT is co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the Kennedy Center in cooperation with the League of American Orchestras.

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Generous support of the SHIFT Festival is provided through a matching grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts; by Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; and by Michael F. and Noémi K. Neidorff and The Centene Charitable Foundation.

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