Romeo and Juliet

Presented in Association with Bell Shakespeare

Thursday 1 November 2012 at 8:00pm

Friday 2 November 2012 at 8:00pm


Benjamin Northey conductor
John Bell director

Members of The Bell Shakespeare Company

A celebration in words and music of the world’s favourite love story.

John Bell is joined by members of Bell Shakespeare and the MSO for this unique experience in words and music. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has inspired generations of composers to write music of youthful zest, tragic violence and sublime lyricism. Together, the MSO and Bell Shakespeare bring you the play’s dramatic highlights, along with beautiful music inspired by this, the world’s greatest love story, featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Delius and Prokofiev. Here is an event to demonstrate the power great art has to move us deeply.

Presented in association with Bell Shakespeare.

Event Duration: 2hrs

Free Pre-Concert Event

Thursday 1 November at 7pm
Friday 2 November at 7pm
Stalls Foyer, Hamer Hall

Join Berlin-based Australian composer, Catherine Milliken, musicians of the MSO, and young artists from the Massive Hip Hop Choir, Huntingtower School and Footscray City College as they present an original composition which explores the ongoing influence in music, text and theatre of Romeo and Juliet.

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