A Midsummer Night's Dream, in Music

April 2, 2020
8:00 PM

In a 2016 performance, Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in a dramatic production of Mendelssohn's  A Midsummer Night's Dream. as well as music inspired by Shakespeare's play, including Weber's Oberon Overture, Henze's Symphony No. 8.

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