Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Shakespeare & Music

From Shakespeare’s time to our own, his works have inspired countless musical adaptations that span genres and centuries. Historian, musician, and professor of musicology at The Peabody Conservatory, Richard Giarusso leads a series of talks considering a select number of musical works inspired by Shakespeare, including Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette, Verdi’s Falstaff, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Thomas Adès’s The Tempest, among others.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm / The touches of sweet harmony: Introduction
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm / Soft stillness and the night: Shakespeare and the Romantics
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm / In sweet music is such art: Shakespeare and Opera


FREE General Seating

Suggested Donation: $10



Lectures are in the auditorium of Mason Hall, facing Wyman Park Drive, on the Hopkins Homewood campus. Parking is available in the South Garage, which is entered from Wyman Park Drive opposite the Wyman Park Building.  The south-end elevator inside the glass-enclosed Parking Office brings passengers to the Mason Hall lobby.