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Forest Murmurs

Maestro JAMES CONLON, who helms the Met's Midsummer Night's Dream, explores the fantastical realm of Benjamin Britten's brilliant musical riff on Shakespeare.

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The Met's 2002 revival of Tim Albery’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, designed by Antony McDonald, with Nathan Gunn (Demetrius), Susan Chilcott (Helena), Peter Rose (Bottom), Alexandra Deshorties (Tytania), Justin Brill (Puck) and Maria Zifchak (Hermia)
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When I was growing up, Benjamin Britten was a contemporary composer. I first heard The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra around 1964. On January 20, 1967, from the standing-room area of the brand-...

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