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    Symphonic Shakespeare

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    August 29, 2012


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    Symphonic Shakespeare

    The Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. present a drama of Shakespearean proportions in music and the spoken word. Sir Laurence Olivier chose William Walton to write music for his first film as director, Henry V. Their joint creation is one of the greatest Shakespeare films of all time. Shostakovich’s music for the 1964 film Hamlet summons a dark power that has echoes in Bernard Hermann’s writing for...

    The Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. present a drama of Shakespearean proportions in music and the spoken word. Sir Laurence Olivier chose William Walton to write music for his first film as director, Henry V. Their joint creation is one of the greatest Shakespeare films of all time. Shostakovich’s music for the 1964 film Hamlet summons a dark power that has echoes in Bernard Hermann’s writing for Hitchcock’s films. The most beloved - and enchanting – incidental music to Shakespeare is Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


    DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    47 David G Mugar Way
    Boston, MA 02108

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    Phone: 6172677366


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