Philadelphia Orchestra presents Valentine’s Day concert

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Led by Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre will put patrons in a romantic mood at a Saturday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day Concert featuring music inspired by the Bard and interpretations of his works by actors. It is Denève’s first appearance with the Orchestra since being named principal guest conductor in April.
The Orchestra performs music inspired by Shakespeare: selections from “As You Like It,” as realized by William Walton’s score for the Laurence Olivier film; the Overture to “Beatrice and Benedict,” with the quarreling lovers from “Much Ado About Nothing” as imagined by Hector Berlioz; “Romeo and Juliet,” with Tchaikovsky’s depiction of the tragic teenage lovers immortalized in music; and excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” including the famous Wedding March.
For more information on The Philadelphia Orchestra, visit www.philorch.org.

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