Master of the poetic form as well as the supreme dramatic genius, William Shakespeare has influenced any number of artists. This program, marking the 450th anniversary of his birth, contains two works by Mendelssohn, a composer deeply affected by the writer: his overture for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and his Piano Concerto No. 1, a declaration of love to pianist Delphine von Schauroth, played here by British pianist Stephen Hough. A major ballet of Prokofiev’s, Romeo and Juliet combines instinct for the stage with rhythmic power. The program is rounded out by a premiere from Canadian composer Christos Hatzis, inspired by two passages from The Tempest, which will build a bridge between the romanticism of Mendelssohn and the modernism of Prokofiev.