Great drama makes for great stories – and that demands great music! To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, on Saturday evening, January 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Cannon Hall, Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony will present romantic symphonic music from the 19th and 20th centuries, that offers patrons multiple composers’ perspectives of Shakespeare’s famous love story – Romeo and Juliet.
The performance will open with Felix Mendelssohn’s ever popular Wedding Marchfrom A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The “Wedding March” is one of the best known pieces from Mendelssohn’s suite of incidental music to William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is one of the most frequently used wedding marches today, generally being played on a pipe organ.
Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony will also celebrate the sounds of Shakespeare on film, with Bernstein’s One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story, Rota’s Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet and the good old-fashioned romance of Warbeck’s Shakespeare in Love.
“The writings of Shakespeare have provided the inspiration for some of the most romantic works of all time. This is a perfect concert to bring that special someone and enjoy an evening of beautiful music from film and the concert stage. Hearing these lush melodies come to life will be a moving experience that promises to have you on your feet,” says Quinn.
The program will conclude with the ever-popular Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture where Peter Tchaikovsky masterfully captures the angst of the two star-crossed lovers with passionate and exciting music that is sure to leave the audience breathless.
Concert attendees are invited to join Troy Quinn in Cannon Hall from 6:15 to 6:40 p.m. for a special pre-concert conversation about the evening’s performance. This program, included with the ticket price, is designed to enhance the concert experience, providing insights into the music and music-makers performing on the program – go Behind the Music with Troy Quinn!