A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ears Wide Open


The classics, deconstructed


Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream (excerpts)


Tianyi Lu presenter

About the performance

Mendelssohn had a sharp musical wit and keen imagination: traits that made him a perfect match for Shakespeare.

The bard’s tale of mischievous spirits and finding true love has been a rich source of inspiration for many artists. And Mendelssohn’s incidental music for the play has become so popular; his name is synonymous with fairy music.

The MSO will take you tripping through Mendelssohn’s musical fairy garden, as you discover the composer’s inspired skills at crafting music, in three movements: the restless then comical Intermezzo, the solemn Nocturne, and the famous Wedding March.

The MSO will perform Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of Symphonie Fantastique, conducted by Nikolaj Znaider. Unlock the piece at Ears Wide Open then experience it in its full splendour on Hamer Hall in August.

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