Continuing Caramoor’s spotlight on the Harlem Renaissance, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Classical Theatre of Harlem offer an innovative and magical evening through a musical and theatrical interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Harlem Dream retells the classic story, celebrating the Harlem Renaissance with vivid allusions to New York City and this exciting cultural revolution. In addition to Mendelssohn’s glorious and beloved score, the works of Duke Ellington and other jazz greats are woven into the tale. The 22 musicians and eight actors play varied and imaginative roles throughout the performance.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
The Classical Theatre of Harlem
Peter Francis James, director
Mendelssohn Incidental music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21 and Op. 61 (arr. Tarkmann)
7:00pm Pre-concert conversation with Peter Francis James