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Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra with guests Coast Jazz Orchestra

Two of Dartmouth’s flagship student ensembles join to present a new work-in-progress and celebrate the shared musical passions of jazz and classical music—with a bow to Shakespeare

Friday, February 21, 2020
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Hopkins Center 123 Spaulding Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Performances
Fee required. Tickets required.

The Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra and Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth plus vocal soloists and chorus perform Bynum’s new oratorio, The Temp and Mr. Prosper. The work features an original libretto by acclaimed poet Matthea Harvey, who took Shakespeare’s The Tempest and, through an ingenious erasure process, extracted a witty, uplifting narrative on contemporary labor relations and corporate hierarchy. Continuing in a Shakespearean vein, Bynum’s work is paired on Friday with Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite played by the DSO and on Saturday with the Coast’s rendition of Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn’s Bard-based Such Sweet Thunder Suite, composed in 1956 for the then-new Stratford Shakespeare Festival.


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