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Shakespeare in Music

Shakespeare in Music

Shakespeare in Music

07 Jul 2023 | 19:30 | Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street

Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey conductor

Interspersed with readings by Shakespearian actors from the bard’s most beloved plays, we trace Shakespeare’s influence across 400 years of music history. Follow along from the songs of Shakespeare’s contemporary Francesca Caccini (1587–1641); to the incidental music written by Henry Purcell (1659–1695) for Timon of Athens and The Fairy Queen; to William Walton’s (1902-1983) music for Henry V; to the first live performance of the incidental music composed by Guy Woolfenden (1937–2016) for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Tempest since the 1978 acclaimed production. Suite Nos 2 & 3 from Handel’s Water Music add joyous closure to this summer concert.

Shakespeare in Music

07 Jul 2023

Tickets: £15, £22, £28, £38
(Students from £5)
Duration: 120 min
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Friday 7th July, 2023 – 19:30
From £15
(Students from £5)

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