A Jacobs Masterworks Concert
Actors: Roger Mueller, Jill Shellabarger, Matthew Krause, Susan Shunk,
Jonathan Mastro, Brad Armacost and Scott Rad Brown
Text Adaptation and Stage Director: Gerard McBurney
Video Projections: Mike Tutaj
ESTÉVEZ: Mediodía en el llano (Midday on the Plains)
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
MENDELSSOHN: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (with text by William Shakespeare)
Hear Felix Mendelssohn's music as it was meant to be experienced, as a stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magical score! But first, journey to Rafael Payare's homeland and experience the beauty of the Venezuelan countryside with Antonio Estévez’s Midday on the Plains.
Also, sensational young pianist Víkingur Ólafsson gives his interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's dark, turbulent and thoroughly "symphonic" Piano Concerto No. 24, a work highly influential on all composers coming after, most especially Beethoven.
(Pianist Vikingur Ólafsson has requested to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in place of the previously announced Schumann Piano Concerto. Thank you for your kind understanding of this program change.)