Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8 PM
Featuring Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music
Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé
Fanfare for Brass
Gianni Di Marco, choreographer
Vira Slywotzky, soprano
Joanna Porackova, soprano
With the New England Conservatory Women’s Chorus
Jonathan Richter, director
In June, the CSO is thrilled to collaborate for the second time with the choreographer Gianni Di Marco, as well as the New England Conservatory Women’s Chorus, in a ballet performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s impish and luminous incidental music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The piece takes the listener on a magical journey of nocturnes, dances, and the famous Wedding March, with our two honored guest soloists singing the sprightly vocal “melodramas.”
The program also includes Ravel’s luxurious Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé, and a Fanfare by the British composer Philip Sawyers to display the majesty of the CSO’s brass section.
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra thanks the Massachusetts Cultural Council for supporting our 2017-18 season.