A Harlem Dream

A Harlem Dream

Sat, July 25, 8:00pm


Due to the ongoing situation around COVID-19, we will be unable to hold this performance as planned.

If you have purchased tickets to this event, you will receive an email with information on how to donate the value of your credit as a tax-deductible contribution, receive a credit on your account for a future performance, or receive a full refund back to the original purchase method. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Box Office Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm at 914.232.1252 or [email protected].

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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