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RSO, Reading Theatre Project Take the Stage for ‘Shakespeare at the Symphony’

by Reading Symphony Orchestra

Mar 25, 2022

Reading Symphony Orchestra and the Reading Theater Project will thrill you with this recreation of Andrew Constantine’s critically acclaimed recording of Elgar’s Falstaff on April 9, 2022, at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

Reading Symphony Orchestra’s April 9, 2022, concert “Shakespeare at the Symphony” is a must-see program. The audience will be taken to another time in history as actors from the Reading Theater Project perform excerpts of the Shakespearean classic along with Elgar’s masterpiece. Reading Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Andrew Constantine, is no stranger to Elgar’s Flagstaff. Conducting with the BBC National Orchestra of Whales, this performance garnered notoriety and praise. Gramophone reviewed the performance as “a striding, symphonic account by a conductor who clearly loves and understands the work, played with polish and flair…the swagger and brilliance of the climactic coronation procession sets hairs on end.”

“Partnering with the Reading Theatre Project to perform live during the concert will add a dynamic unlike any other to the event” shares David Gross, Executive Director of the Reading Symphony Orchestra, “It will be special for RSO to share the stage with the Reading Theatre Project and guest soloist Paul Haung for a concert so dear to our conductor, Andrew Constantine’s heart. Constantine’s love for Elgar’s Flagstaff will shine through making this a thrilling concert for our audience.”

In addition to the Reading Theatre Project, the April 9th performance will feature guest soloist Paul Huang on violin. Huang, recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, is considered to be one of the most distinctive artists of his generation.

Conducted by Reading Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, Andrew Constantine the April 9, 2022, performance will feature Elgar’s Flagstaff and Dvořák’s Violin Concerto.

Join us at 7:30pm on April 9, 2022, at the Santander Performing Arts Center sponsored in part by Boscov’s, Sweet Street Desserts and Lindenwold Advisors. Get your tickets today at or by calling (610)373-7557.

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