Many conductors have been inspired by legendary love stories – and many other artists have been inspired by their music! The Cape Symphony’s Masterpiece Series will come to a beautiful conclusion in May with Legendary Love Stories, featuring some of the most gorgeously romantic music of all time.
Our Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak selected these links especially for you. Enjoy!
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was inspired by the ultimate tragic love story, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This performance of the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture stars the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Acclaimed pianist Anna Fedorova plays Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the German orchestra Philharmonie Südwestfalen at the famous Concertgebouw, Amsterdam’s majestic concert hall. Our guest artist, Natasha Paremski, will perform this piece with the Cape Symphony, which has been used on the soundtrack of many romantic movies, including Somewhere in Time.
Renowned conductor Sir Simon Rattle conducts Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2 by Maurice Ravel, which will be performed in the second half of Legendary Love Stories. Ravel was inspired by a Greek myth about two young lovers.