It’s one of Shakespeare’s best-known and loved quotes: “If music be the food of love, play on!”
Members of the Deeside Orchestra will pay homage to The Bard of Avon when they present their annual autumn afternoon concert in Birse and Feughside Church, Finzean, at 3pm on Sunday, November 20.
This year’s concert will commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a programme of music inspired by his works. The programme will feature works such as Nicolai’s Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Incidental Dance Music from The Tempest by Arthur Sullivan (better known as half of Gilbert and Sullivan).
As well as a few surprise extras, there will be selections from the popular musical, West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, which is based on the story of Romeo and Juliet, and Kiss me Kate, by Cole Porter, a reworking of The Taming of The Shrew.
This popular concert has been a sell-out in previous years, and with coffee, tea and homebaking offered at the end of the concert, it is the perfect way to while away a November Sunday afternoon.
Tickets priced £7 (under 10s free) are available from members of the orchestra, at the church door or by calling 01330 850578. Contact the Deeside Orchestra on www.deeside-orchestra.co.uk