ArtsConnect: A Midsummer Night’s Dream with John de Lancie
CBCA Members are invited to join us at Chautauqua Auditorium to enjoy an enchanting concert with the Colorado Music Festival. CBCA Members and their employees are invited to request up to two complimentary tickets to this event. Requests close July 20th.
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.”
The Colorado Music Festival presents an annual six-week summer concert season at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder. Showcasing over 42 principal players, the Festival Orchestra is comprised of exceptional national and international musicians. This all-star orchestra treks to the base of the iconic Flatirons every summer to create what is truly a world-class classical music experience.
ArtsConnect events are an exclusive CBCA member benefit. ArtsConnect event requests are first come, first served. Ticket capacity may be limited by the venue.
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