Oregon Symphony: Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mendelssohn’s music accompanied by live theatrical narration of Shakespeare’s poetry will transport us to Shakespeare’s fantastical world of fairies and magic spells, with puckish strings, chattering woodwinds, and brassy fanfares. Principal Guest Conductor Jun Märkl leads this enchanting work alongside Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration — an electrifying musical poem exploring the spiritual journey of passing lives. Learn more at orsymphony.org.


Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opp. 21 & 61


Jun Märkl, Conductor
Lauren Modica-Soloway, Narrator
Judy Yannini, Soprano
Jasmine Johnson, Mezzo-Soprano
Portland State University Thorn Choir

This production is presented in partnership with Shakespeare’s First Folio: 1623–2023, a public humanities project at Portland State University commemorating Shakespeare’s legacy. For more information, go to: Shakespeare’s First Folio: 1623-2023.

This concert is part of Classical Series A
Tickets starting at $25 are available here.

Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Monday, November 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM

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