Enjoy an afternoon filled with Shakespearean inspiration and characters depicted in art and music. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra brings its Shakespeare celebration to the Art Institute of Chicago, with selections from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mozart’s String Quartet in C Major employs dazzling musical techniques that create a musical portrait unlike any other of his chamber works. Brahms’ First String Quartet showcases the composer’s genius for creating rich harmonic character. A post—concert gallery tour will feature sixteenth- and seventeenth-century portraits inspired by the characters evoked in the music.
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