June 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm EST | by Juliette Ebner
Shakespeare music at the Strathmore

Oscar winner Helen Mirren will perform at the Strathmore next week. (Photo courtesy of the Strathmore)

The Castleton Festival Orchestra and Maestro Lorin Maazel present a program of music inspired by Shakespeare at the Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane) in Bethesda on Thursday at 8 p.m.

The concert will feature songs inspired by “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” highlighted by spoken performances of verses from by Academy Award-winning actors Dame Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons.

A special post-performance soiree will follow the concert with Maazel, Mirren and Irons in attendance.

Tickets to the concert range from $25 to $150 and can be purchased online at strathmore.org. Tickets to the soiree are $250 and reservations can be made by e-mailing kateclinton@castletonfestival.org or calling the festival box office at 202-721-0020.

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