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Shakespeare's Potion

  • First Presbyterian Church Concert Hall 1820 15th Street Boulder, CO, 80302 United States (map)

Felix Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture

Elizabeth Anne Comninellis - World Premiere

Pre-Concert Talk at 6:15 PM

Boulder Symphony invites you to explore the dark side of love with two of Shakespeare’s most beloved and well-known works. We begin with Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy Overture to Romeo and Juliette, where Tchaikovsky masterfully captures the angst of the two star-crossed lovers with passionate and exciting music that is sure to leave you breathless. 

Following is the sublime incidental music by Felix Mendelssohn to Midsummer Night’s Dream, a musical interpretation of the Shakespearean comedy which tells the story of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons and the events surrounding their wedding day. From the sprightly musical fairies to the iconic wedding march, this is an event sure to leave you steeped in blissful romance and magic!

Elizabeth Anne Comninellis returns to the Boulder Symphony as our featured soprano singing her own world premiere work, based on one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Tickets can be purchased online at the link below or at the door.  Ticket purchases are non-refundable.



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