The all-Tchaikovsky concert program featured the composer’s three Fantasy-Overtures inspired by Shakespeare plays – „Hamlet”, “The Tempest” and “Romeo and Juliet”. Preceding each of these powerful symphonic poems are selections from the Bard’s immortal works performed by the cast of actors.
Kate Burton, the prolific Tony-nominated stage and screen actress and daughter of the late Richard Burton, directed this all-star cast and also served as host for the LA Phil LIVE broadcast.
Hamlet - Fantasy Overture
The Tempest - Fantasy Overture
Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture
Orlando Bloom, Romeo
Anika Noni Rose, Juliet
Malcolm McDowell, Prospero
Matthew Rhys, Hamlet
The March 13 concert was the second of three programs to be simulcast in more than 450 movie theaters across U.S. and Canada this season at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. The in-theater broadcasts are produced as a result of collaboration between the LA Phil and NCM Fathom, a division of National CineMedia (NCM), and Cineplex Entertainment.