Orchestra Iowa – Star-Crossed Lovers
Timothy Hankewich, music director
Frank Oden, actor
PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet
McINTYRE Drive By
ODEN Romeo and Juliet – A Beat Poem
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Orchestra Iowa combines romantic tragedies with exciting new works to create an electric program called Star-Crossed Lovers. Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet and Tchaikovsky’s fantasy-overture of the same title will set the musical stage. You’ll enjoy a modern take on the evening’s theme with Drive By, by Iowa composer and Grinnell College faculty member Eric McIntyre. Actor and narrator Frank Oden will present a unique twist on the story of Romeo and Juliet by combining orchestral nuance with beat poetry. The program closes with Symphonic Dances from Bernstein’s West Side Story.
This concert was recorded Feb. 9 and 10, 2013.