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Candlelit concerts and special events at Shakespeare's Globe

Date Posted: 07/01/2015

Replica Elizabethan theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe will be holding atmospheric candlelit concerts and events in its Sam Wanamaker Playhouse during this year’s spring and summer season.

Top names on the bill include John Williams, Derek Jacobi, Janie Dee, Samuel West, Katherine Parkinson and Angela Hewitt.

Music by candlelight

The early music ensemble-in-residence from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C., Folger Consort, will perform The Merchant of Venice – Music & Poetry on 7th and 8th March.

Ensemble Arcangelo, will be joining forces with counter tenor Lestyn Davies for an intimate performance of music by Bach, Albinoni, and Telemann on 9th May.

Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Williams returns to the Playhouse for a six-evening concert series between 5th and 21st June.

And on the 40th anniversary of Shostakovich’s death, the Carducci String Quartet will commemorate the day by presenting the composer’s entire quartet catalogue on 9th August.

For information on all of the concerts and events available to book visit the Globe’s website www.shakespearesglobe.com.

Image credit: Pawel Libera.

 

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