Hear Shakespeare’s extraordinary words with choral and orchestral music interludes from stage and screen, performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The concert features work by composers Craig Armstrong (Romeo + Juliet), Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love), William Walton (Henry V Suite), Henry Purcell and Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Nigel Hess’ beautiful scores from Royal Shakespeare Company productions.
The Bard’s most famous speeches are vividly brought to life alongside scandalous backstage anecdotes to create a night to remember.
Artists may be subject to change. All details correct at time of going on sale.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Nigel Hessconductor Morgan Pearsebaritone The Cantus Ensemble Sir Derek Jacobipresenter Samantha Bondpresenter Guy Unsworthstage director
Nigel Hess: The entry to the Senate from Julius Caesar Walton: Fanfare from Hamlet Quilter: Evening in the forest from As You Like It Nigel Hess: Christening & Coronation from Henry VIII; The statue from The Winter's Tale; Sigh no more from Much Ado About Nothing; Suite from The Comedy of Errors Walton: Soliloquy from Hamlet; Suite from Henry V Interval Nigel Hess: Suite from Troilus & Cressida Craig Armstrong: Balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet Nigel Hess: Evening hymn from Love's Labour's Lost Purcell: Overture, Timon of Athens Nigel Hess: Overture, Much Ado About Nothing Vaughan Williams: The cloud-capp'd towers from The Tempest Nigel Hess: Willow song from Othello Stephen Warbeck: The end from Shakespeare in Love Nigel Hess: The wind and the rain from Twelfth Night
Multi-buy discount Book multiple Royal Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 or more events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2018/19 season.