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Classical preview: NSO to play community concert

If music be the food of love, then the Nashville Symphony Orchestra has the perfect repast for you.

kellypicThe orchestra under the direction of associate conductor Kelly Corcoran will play a splendiferous community concert this Tuesday, June 19, at Centennial Park.

Pack a picnic basket and bring the family early to enjoy the 7:30 p.m. concert. The orchestra will present a mix of favorite symphonic works, classic tunes and unforgettable movie music, all inspired by the writings of William Shakespeare.

As part of the program, Nashville Shakespeare Festival actors Emily Landham and Matthew Raich will present two scenes from Romeo and Juliet.

The program will include Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to West Side Story, Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prokofiev’s Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet, Jerome Kern’s The Way You Look Tonight, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s excerpts from Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Edward German’s Henry VIII: Three Dances and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.

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