2018 Calendar

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Symphonic Shakespeare

ThursdayAugust 22:00 PM



Stéphane Denève, conductor


Walton   Selections from As You Like It
Berlioz   Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
Tchaikovsky   Romeo and Juliet
Mendelssohn   Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Program Notes

  • Pre-Performance Talk, 1pm – see below for details
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, 2pm

As part of SPAC’s new Thursday Matinee series, Stéphane Denève will lead a “Symphonic Shakespeare” program of popular orchestral music set to Shakespeare’s most illustrious works. Pieces by Tchaikovsky, Walton, Berlioz, and Mendelssohn will underscore excerpts performed by guest actors of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and As You Like It.

Pre-Peformance Talk, 1pm

30 minute talk with Carmen Khan, Artistic/Executive Director, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Pre-Performance Talks are free for performance ticket holders thanks to generous support from Siena College


You must be attending the performance following the Pre-Performance Talk to attend the talk.

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