Music

A Midsummer Night's Dream with Dudamel

Mendelssohn casts his spell, and Alisa Weilerstein debuts Gabriela Ortiz’ Cello Concerto.
Oct 3, 2024  |  8:00PM - 11:00PM
The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall transforms into Shakespeare’s magical forest when Gustavo Dudamel leads Mendelssohn’s whimsical incidental music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Complete with video projections setting the scene and Spanish actress María Valverde narrating, the music offers drama, fairies, and more than a little comedy. Dudamel has called Gabriela Ortiz “one of the most important composers in the world” for her distinct use of rhythm and harmonic colors. Alisa Weilerstein performs the world premiere of the Mexican composer’s new Cello Concerto.

This performance is generously supported by the Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.

*Please note this Saturday Evenings 1 (SA1) Series program is on a Thursday.