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ORLANDO BLOOM, ROBERT SEAN LEONARD, JOE MORTON, AND CONDOLA RASHAD TO PERFORM IN SHAKESPEARE-THEMED TCHAIKOVSKYFEST PROGRAM; KATE BURTON TO DIRECT
Led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and featuring the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the program includes Hamlet, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overtures
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 8 PM
WHAT: Actors Orlando Bloom, Robert Sean Leonard, Joe Morton, and Condola Rashad will perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall in the LA Phil’s Shakespeare-themed TchaikovskyFest concert led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Wednesday, February 26 at 8 p.m. The program (presented without intermission) features Tchaikovsky’s three Fantasy-Overtures inspired by Shakespeare plays – Hamlet, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet. Preceding each of the fantasy-overtures, the cast of actors will perform key scenes from each play, with Orlando Bloom as Romeo, Joe Morton as Prospero, and Condola Rashad as Juliet. Kate Burton, the prolific Tony-nominated stage and screen actress and daughter of the late Richard Burton, directs this all-star cast.
An Upbeat Live pre-concert event takes place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour before the concert, and is free to all ticket holders. Joseph Horowitz, artistic consultant, teacher, and author, hosts.
For complete details, please visit: laphil.com/tchaikovskyfest
WHO: SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA
GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, conductor
KATE BURTON, director
ORLANDO BLOOM, Romeo
JOE MORTON, Prospero
ROBERT SEAN LEONARD, Hamlet
CONDOLA RASHAD, Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY Hamlet Fantasy Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY The Tempest Fantasy Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
WHEN: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 8 p.m.
WHERE: WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
HOW TO PURCHASE: Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2013/14 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.