Mendelssohn and Adès: Heras-Casado conducts A Midsummer Night’s Dream: An Open Rehearsal

Pablo Heras-Casado’s project continues with a nod to Mendelssohn and Adès’s Shakespearean bent. Each composer’s oeuvre has betrayed him as a devoted Shakespearean: Mendelssohn’s bewitching incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream ranks among the Romantic era’s quintessential works, while Adès’s gripping and utterly masterful operatic setting of The Tempest has quickly become an indispensable modern classic. The program concludes with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus in a rarely heard gem: Mendelssohn’s dramatic setting of Goethe’s hallucinatory vision of the witches’ Sabbath, Die erste Walpurgisnacht (The First Walpurgis Night).

Katharine Hanrahan Open Rehearsal is a working rehearsal. The pieces rehearsed are at the conductor’s discretion. View the full event.


Conductor/Performers

Pablo Heras-Casado

conductor

Isabel Leonard

mezzo-soprano

Audrey Luna

soprano

Charlotte Hellekant

mezzo-soprano

Alek Shrader

tenor

Rod Gilfry

baritone

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Mendelssohn

Suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Thomas Adès

Scenes from The Tempest

Mendelssohn

The First Walpurgis Night

Concert: Approx. 1h 40m, includes intermission.


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Pre-Rehearsal Breakfast and Talk

This special behind-the-scenes experience begins at 8:30am with coffee and complimentary donuts followed by a half-hour informative talk at 9am.