Livestream: Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Schumann's Cello Concerto and Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream live from the Tonhalle Maag in Zurich. The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of its Music Director Paavo Järvi takes you into the fabulous dream world of Mendelssohn's incidental music to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - and gives you an impression of the Mendelssohn cycle, in which the composer's orchestral works are recorded on CD.

Watch and listen to the broadcast of Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream live from the Tonhalle Maag on Friday, 21 May at 7.30 pm for € 9.90 in the Global Concert Hall of our streaming partner IDAGIO. The concert will remain available in the Global Concert Hall for 48 hours.

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Experience the concert LIVE in the GLOBAL CONCERT HALL from IDAGIO, the leading streaming service for classical music. Founded in 2015 with over 2 million app downloads and available in more than 190 countries, IDAGIO launched the Global Concert Hall in spring 2020 to give artists the opportunity to reach their fans with live online concerts and earn digital income.

Global Concert Hall - Streaming 26th March 2021

PROGRAM (in German)

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Paavo Järvi
Music Director

Katharina Konradi Soprano
Sophia Burgos Soprano
Ladies of the Zürcher Sing-Akademie
Florian Helgath Choir

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)

«A Midsummer Night's Dream» op. 61 MWV M 13

approx. 45'

Mendelssohn's «A Midsummer Night's Dream», live from the Tonhalle Maag in Zurich. The Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich under Music Director Paavo Järvi takes you into the fabulous dream world of Mendelssohn's music to Shakespeare's «A Midsummer Night's Dream» - and gives you a first impression of the Mendelssohn cycle, in which the composer's orchestral works are recorded on CD.

What would a film be without music? Something as incomplete as a play without music in the 19th century. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy played a significant role in this development: commissioned by the culturally-minded Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, he wrote a varied and colourful score for the performance of William Shakespeare's «A Midsummer Night's Dream» in 1842/43.

This «soundtrack» has since been one of Mendelssohn's most popular works. No wonder, since he found exactly the right tone for the various atmospheres and moods of Shakespeare's «enchanted» plot, which starts with the fairy king Oberon: this was already the case in the overture, which Mendelssohn had composed almost twenty years earlier - at the age of 17 - as an independent work and now enriched with further numbers. In the process, he created real «hits» such as the extremely popular Wedding March.

Streaming and CD production have only been possible thanks to generous private supporters, for which we are extremely grateful.

Streaming supported by Adrian T. Keller
Mendelssohn cycle supported by the Hans Imholz-Stiftung

published: 06.05.2021
May 2021
Fri 21. May
19.30

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