We continue our series of programs featuring music inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. This weekend, we'll hear compositions based on Othello, Romeo and Juliet and other plays by this greatest of all writers.
We conclude our survey of all things Shakespearean with music through the centuries based on Hamlet, The Tempest and other plays from the pen of Shakespeare in commemoration of his death 400 years ago.
A Memorial Day celebration brings us works by American composers including Ives, Copland, and, of course, John Phillip Sousa.
We celebrate June nuptials with wedding music through the ages; as well as something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.
We commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes with Spanish Renaissance music, and with compositions through the centuries inspired by the celebrated author's most colorful and enduring character: Don Quixote.
This week we feature music of that singular musical genius, Franz Schubert, by pairing samples of his lieder, or German art songs, with similar instrumental compositions from his extensive oeuvre.
Music by Handel, Strauss and others inspired by Ovid's story of Daphne and Apollo is featured on this week's program, along with a smattering of poetry surrounding the mythic tale.