Star-crossed lovers come to life in Bangor Symphony live performance

Doomed lovers have been the main target of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s terribly high quality live performance Sunday on the Collins Heart for the Arts in Orono.

This system, titled “Star-Crossed: Romeo and Juliet,” included “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” by Claude Debussy, the Prelude and Liebestod from the opera “Tristan und Isolde” by Richard Wagner, and alternatives from “Romeo and Juliet” by Sergei Prokofiev.

Conductor Lucas Richman pulled each ounce of ardour from the compositions however the piece de resistance was Prokokiev’s ballet based mostly on William Shakespeare’s tragic story of younger lovers amidst a deadly household feud. Richman included actions that highlighted scenes from the ballet, completed in 1936, together with a tumultuous opening that musically describes the Montagues and Capulets concerned in a brawl. The well-known balcony scene is lovingly scored and adopted by the sword combat that ends with the demise of Tybalt by Romeo’s hand. The piece ended with the demise by suicide of the younger lovers that stuffed the live performance corridor Sunday with musical wails of grief.