The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0670 Monday, 7 April 2003
Date: Friday, 4 Apr 2003 15:48:45 -0500
Subject: The Power of Shakespeare
If any of your members or readers are visiting the States and/or New
York City the second week in May (particularly the 9th and the 10th)
they maybe interested in this program of works inspired by the Bard
being given by the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the Brooklyn Academy of
Also, if you yourself are in the city at the time, you may attend as our
guest with two (2) complimentary tickets to the concert. Just reply to
this e-mail indicating which date you'd like to attend, and contact
Please see attachment below or reference the hyperlink in the signature
block to the Brooklyn Philharmonic website.
Brooklyn Philharmonic: The Power of Shakespeare
Friday, May 9, 2003 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 8 p.m.
Howard Gilman Opera House
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
30 Lafayette Avenue (at Ashland Place)
ROBERT SPANO, conductor
SIR THOMAS ALLEN, baritone (Falstaff)
THE CANTICUM NOVUM SINGERS, Harold Rosenbaum, director
George Benjamin: Sometimes Voices, for solo, chorus and orchestra (NY
Premiere) based on Caliban's famous speech from The Tempest
Henze: Symphony No. 8 (NY Premiere) inspired by A Midsummer Night's
Verdi: Act III from Falstaff
The great teacher and healer in literature, William Shakespeare is this
program's inspiration. No playwright before or since has offered us so
many clear-eyed visions of both the frailty and indomitable power of the
human spirit. George Benjamin's powerhouse choral work Sometimes Voices
is based on The Tempest and Henze's Symphony No. 8 is inspired by A
Midsummer Night's Dream.
At 7 PM, please join Brooklyn Philharmonic Artistic Advisor Evans
Mirageas for a pre-concert talk at the Brooklyn Music School (126 St.
Felix Street - just around the corner from BAM). Learn more about the
music, the composers, and the thinking that developed these unique,
Tickets $20.00, $35.00, & $55.00; for 25% off mention Source Code TS4.
For more information call Patron Services at 718-622-5838; or e-mail,
718.622.5855, 718.622.3774 Fax
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