If Music Be The Food of Love, Play On
November 7, 2009
Each fall, the diverse talents of the Classical Performance Faculty at Wellesley College are showcased; this year, the faculty has chosen the Bard as a muse, and will present a concert of music inspired by Shakespeare. Performing Faculty members Eliko Akahori, piano; Kathy Boyd, flute; Gale Fuller, mezzo-soprano; Randall Hodgkinson, piano; Kathy Matasy, clarinet; Andrea Matthews, soprano; Mary Jane Rupert, harp; David Russell, cello; Lois Shapiro, piano; Suzanne Stumpf, flute; and Tom Zajac, recorder, will present a program including Stravinsky’s “Three Shakespeare Songs,” Ned Rorem’s “After Reading Shakespeare,” Felix Mendelssohn’s Suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Prokofiev’s Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet among others. Diego Arciniegas, Shakespearean actor and colleague in the Theatre Studies Department at Wellesley College, will bring Shakespeare’s words together with the music he inspired in a special interdisciplinary collaboration.