Elvis Costello is launching a full tour to perform his first classical composition, Il Sogno, with major U.S. symphonies In 2000, Costello took a respite from rocking out to pen Il Sogno (Italian for “A Dream”), a score to an Italian ballet based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The first half of the show will feature Il Sogno‘s three acts, then, after an intermission, Costello will take the stage solo to play some of his classics. Costello’s most recent album, The Delivery Man, came out in 2004. The tour will kick off in March 2006 in San Francisco with the San Francisco Symphony.
Elvis Costello Il Sogno dates:
3/27, San Francisco, CA (Davies Symphony Hall w/SF Symphony)
4/13, Houston, TX (Jesse H. Jones Hall w/Houston Symphony)
4/20, North Bethesda, MD (The Music Center at Strathmore w/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
4/21, Baltimore, MD (Meyerhoff Symphony Hall w/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
4/22, Baltimore, MD (Meyerhoff Symphony Hall w/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
5/10, Boston, MA (Symphony Hall w/Boston Pops)
5/12, Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Academy of Music w/Brooklyn Philharmonic)
5/13, Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre w/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
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