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    Narcissus, the Thespian hunter who fell in love with his own image, inspired Matthias Pintscher to compose his own reflection on ‘the interaction of different groups and their mirror images’, a work for cello and orchestra.

    Pintscher conducts Reflections on Narcissus here before a semi-staged performance of Mendelssohn’s incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    Mendelssohn’s delicate, mercurial and strident music is interspersed with excerpts from Shakespeare’s text to form a centrepiece of this season’s celebrations of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary.

  • Programme

    Matthias Pintscher
    Reflections on Narcissus 35’

    interval

    Mendelssohn
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream – overture and incidental music 66’

    Alisa Weilerstein cello
    Katherine Broderick soprano
    Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano
    Mark Benton Bottom
    Alex Hassell Oberon/Theseus
    Simon Manyonda Puck
    Sinead Matthews Hermia/Fairy/Mistress Quince
    Sam Swann Lysander/Snout/Philostrate
    Michelle Terry Titania/Hippolyta

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    Finchley Children’s Music Group
    Matthias Pintscher conductor
    Bijan Sheibani stage director