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A Midsummer Night's Dream, in Music

William Blake [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Oberon, Titania, and Puck with Fairies Dancing

Saturday, January 2, 2021
8:00 PM

Saturday at 8pm, Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream set to Mendelssohn's music, as well as other works inspired by the same play by Weber and Henze.

Encore broadcast from January 30, 2016

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano
Karen McDonald (Titania)
Carson Elrod (Puck; Mendelssohn)
Antonio Weissinger (Boy; Young Mendelssohn)
Will Lyman (Oberon)
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

WEBER Overture to Oberon
HENZE Symphony No. 8
MENDELSSOHN Incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream