...Shakespeare's 400th anniversary commemorated through works that evoke the fire of human passion and love
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance No. 4
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances
This year is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing and we commemorate the immortal bard by presenting a program of works that evoke the fire of human passion and love. We open with Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March (“pomp and circumstance” being derived from a line in Act III of Othello). Then follows two musical incarnations of Romeo and Juliet: Tchaikovsky’s fantasy-overture of the same name and then the electrifying Symphonic Dances from West Side Story – Romeo and Juliet as imagined in the music of Leonard Bernstein. We are joined by guest actors from LaGrange College enacting scenes from Shakespeare’s play and Stephen Sondheim’s libretto for West Side Story. These dramatic scenes will reinforce the parallelism of the music.
Concert begins at 7:30 PM. Callaway auditorium is located on Dallis Street which is part of the campus of LaGrange College.