Shakespeare's Words -- and the Music They Inspired -- Are Featured in the Concert Presentation Marriage of True Minds

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For Immediate Release:
October 31, 2013
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
Shakespeare's Words -- and the Music They Inspired -- Are Featured in the Concert Presentation Marriage of True Minds

The plays and poetry of William Shakespeare have had an immense impact on the English language, on theater, and on the cinema.

But the Bard's words also have inspired some of the world's most beautiful music.

Several of these masterworks will be performed in Marriage of True Minds: A Collaboration of Music and Words on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

This performance by members of the Bach Aria Soloists -- violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane, guitarist Beau Bledsoe, soprano Rebecca Lloyd, and harpsichordist Elisa Williams Bickers -- will feature the music of Bach, Vivaldi, Dowland, and Purcell.

Scenes from Shakespeare's plays (Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale) will be performed by local actors.

The evening is co-sponsored by the Bach Aria Soloists and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.

Admission is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.