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London Schools Symphony Orchestra: Star-crossed lovers

Music inspired by Romeo and Juliet

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London’s premier youth orchestra explores how Shakespeare’s timeless story Romeo and Juliet inspired many composers over the centuries.

The young performers celebrate the romantic tragedy that defines teenage love and reveal how it resonates across different cultures and nationalities, with extracts from the story given a musical life by Tchaikovsky, Bellini, Gounod and Bernstein. Young actors from the Shakespeare Schools Foundation perform extracts from Shakespeare's original tragedy.

Tagged with: Classical music

This performance will end at approximately 9.15pm, including a 20 minute interval.

In collaboration with the Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Barbican Hall