Colorado Music Festival | A Midsummer Night’s Dream with John de Lancie

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Doors: 6:00 PM 
Showtime: 6:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
Tickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)*



Conductor:
Jean-Marie Zeitouni

Guest Artists:
Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson, soprano 
John de Lancie, actor 
Marnie Mosiman, actor 
Abigail Nims, mezzo soprano

Principal Guest Conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts a special Midsummer Night’s Dream. This performance pairs Mendelssohn’s lush score, which includes the instantly recognizable “Wedding March,” with a dramatic reading by actor John de Lancie (American Shakespeare Festival, TV’s Star Trek The Next Generation) to summon Shakespeare’s fairies, royalty, and fools in love. Mendelssohn penned Midsummer’s overture at age 17; Bizet was the same age when he wrote his Symphony in C, a surprisingly mature work, effervescent and full of contrasts. The program opens with a brand new orchestral arrangement of Jessie Montgomery’s vivid Starburst, which is, in her words, “a play on imagery of rapidly changing musical colors.” 

Program:
Jessie Montgomery, Starburst 
Georges Bizet, Symphony No. 1 in C Major 

Felix Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61 

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