OMAHA SYMPHONY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL-Evening 1
Kiewit Hall, Holland Center
1200 Douglas St
Sat. 7:30 p.m. $19-$70
Shakespeare never fails to inspire, to stir, to charm. Therefore, be not amazed, the air is full of music. Poignant and dramatic parts of Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet resound. Followed by Tchaikovsky capturing the spirits of Ariel, Prospero, Caliban and more as his evocation of The Tempest surges across the stage. Thereafter narration-linked William Walton’s film score for Laurence Olivier’s masterpiece Henry V dances, charms, charges and marches ever onward towards triumphant resolution. The Omaha Symphony Chorus and the Creighton University Chamber Choir add their voices. Thomas Wilkins conducts.