About This Performance
Please Note: There will be NO LATE SEATING and NO INTERMISSION for this concert.
Tchaikovsky held Shakespeare in the highest esteem. He even tried learning English so he could read the Bard in the original. As the result of his passion, Tchaikovsky composed three single-movement orchestral fantasies or overtures inspired by Shakespeare plays – Hamlet, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet. At these performances each of these works are preceded by selections from the plays, with Orlando Bloom as Romeo, Anika Noni Rose as Juliet, Malcolm McDowell as Prospero, and Matthew Rhys as Hamlet. Kate Burton serves as director, as well as host for the LA Phil LIVE broadcast on March 13.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
Upbeat Live: pre-concert talks
- Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 7:00pm
Daniel Kessner, composer, conductor, flutist and Emeritus Professor at Cal State Northridge.