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    Shakespeare 450: The Bard as Muse

    Presented by at NEC's Jordan Hall

    February 23, 2014


    Shakespeare 450: The Bard as Muse

    For her 24th exercise in honoring cultural anniversaries with concerts by NEC faculty, alumni, and guests, Tatyana Dudochkin offers a salute to author William Shakespeare (1564–1616) on his 450th anniversary.

    In addition to NEC artists performing on tonight's program, we welcome guest artists Adam Klein from the Metropolitan Opera, Jonas Nerbe from Stockholms Musiktheater, lutenist Victor Coelho, soprano Yelena Dudochkin, and members of Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor.

    "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
    Or close the wall up with our English dead."
    —William Shakespeare, Henry V

    NEC President Tony Woodcock
    impersonating Laurence Olivier
    impersonating Kenneth Branagh
    in St. Crispen's Day speech from
    Shakespeare's Henry V

    Serge Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, excerpts from Suites 1 and 2
    NEC Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
    Hugh Wolff, conductor

    Prokofiev from Romeo and Juliet
    Montagues and Capulets
    Tatyana Dudochkin, piano

    Hugh Wolff is NEC's Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras and chair of NEC's graduate orchestral conducting program, as well as Resident Conductor of NEC's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

    John Dowland Flow My Tears
    Jennifer Caraluzzi, soprano
    Victor Coelho, lute

    Jacob van Eyck Pavan Lachrymae
    Aldo Abreu, recorder
    Frances Conover Fitch, harpsichord

    Felix Mendelssohn Scherzo for flute quartet
    from Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Charles Gounod from Roméo et Juliette
    "Ah, lève-toi, soleil" (Romeo)
    Juliet's Waltz (Juliette)
    Madrigal duet
    Yelena Dudochkin, soprano
    Adam Klein, tenor
    Tatyana Dudochkin, piano

    Giuseppe Verdi from Otello
    "Dio! mi potevi"
    Adam Klein, tenor
    Tatyana Dudochkin, piano

    Verdi finale from Falstaff:
    "Tutto nel mondo è burla"
    "Fuoco di gioia" from Otello
    Hector Berlioz from Béatrice et Bénédict:
    "Viens, viens de l'hyménée Victime fortunée"
    members of Commonwealth Lyric Theater
    Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
    Esther Ning Yau, piano

    Jan-Erik Sääf Sonnet 76 from musical William
    Jonas Nerbe with
    Sarah Koenig-Plonskier, Stefani Collins, violin
    Caterina Longhi, viola
    Bridget Pasker, cello

    Michael Gandolfi selection from Midsummer
    Kristo Kondakci, conductor

    Date: February 23, 2014 - 8:00:PM
    Price: $20, $15.
    Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

    NEC's Jordan Hall

    30 Gainsborough Street
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Admission Info:

    Price: $20, $15

    General Day and Time Info:

    There will be a 15 minute intermission

    Phone: 617-585-1260

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