A Midsummer Night's Dream

Artists

Rafael Payare, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Tasha Koontz, soprano
Kira Dills-DeSurra, mezzo soprano
Women of the San Diego Master Chorale

Actors: Roger Mueller, Jill Shellabarger, Matthew Krause, Susan Shunk,
Jonathan Mastro, Brad Armacost and Scott Rad Brown
Text Adaptation and Stage Director: Gerard McBurney 
Video Projections: Mike Tutaj

Repertoire

ESTÉVEZ: Mediodía en el llano (Midday on the Plains)
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
MENDELSSOHN: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream , Op. 61 (with text by William Shakespeare)

Please join us 45 minutes before the concert for "What's the Score?", a lively talk about the composers and the repertoire given by commentator Nuvi Mehta from the stage of Copley Symphony Hall.

About

Hear Felix Mendelssohn's music as it was meant to be experienced, as a stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magical score! But first, journey to Rafael Payare's homeland and experience the beauty of the Venezuelan countryside with Antonio Estévez’s Midday on the Plains.

Also, sensational young pianist Víkingur Ólafsson gives his interpretation of the ultimate "piano concerto as love letter," Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, dedicated to Clara Schumann.

Press and Reviews

Praise for Víkingur Ólafsson:

“Rare combination of sheer technical brilliance, expressive control and interpretative depth… Like Gould, Ólafsson possesses that rare gift of illuminating a familiar work in unexpected ways, revealing hidden depths and drawing out its best qualities” – Gramophone

“Few musicians match Ólafsson for creative flair” – BBC Music Magazine

“Volcanic temperament, great virtuosity, a taste for challenges.” – Le Monde

“Amazing Virtuosity ...monumental, rapt intensity” – The Telegraph

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Time 8 p.m.
Venue Copley Symphony Hall
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A highlight from Schumann's Piano Concerto (S. Richter, piano; G. Georgescu, cond; USSR State Sym Orch)

Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream (K. Masur cond; Gewandhaus Orch Leipzig)

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