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Shakespeare in Music

Shakespeare in Music

Saturday 8 July 2023
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, 19:30

Purcell Excerpts from Timon of Athens and Suite from The Fairy Queen
Walton Two Pieces from Henry V Suite
Le Gendre Suite from Richard III
Handel Water Music Suites Nos 2 & 3

Simon Trinder   actor
Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey conductor

Join us for an evening of wonderful music influenced by and written for Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. Beguiling and atmospheric music by Henry Purcell, Fredrick Handel and William Walton will be interspersed with readings from Shakespeare’s comedies and historical plays including A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Tempest and Henry V. A special premiere of a suite from leading Shakespeare composer Dominique LeGendre’s incidental music to Richard III will shine a light into the corners of this most troubled of Shakespeare’s dramas, while suites No. 2 & 3 from Handel’s Water Music add joyous closure to this relaxed summer.

Tickets £35 £30 £25 £16 £10

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