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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Iestyn Davies, John Williams, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sean Rafferty presents a show from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London with readings and music from countertenor Iestyn Davies and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Sean Rafferty presents a special broadcast from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London. He'll be joined on stage by a host of musicians and players who grace the Playhouse stage in shows and concerts. Counter tenor Iestyn Davies will give a taste of his role as the castrato Farinelli in Farinelli and the King, and the play's author Claire van Kampen will discuss the production. Musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will give a preview of their performance of Matthew Locke's The Tempest; classical guitar legend John Williams plays solo; and an early music group from the Royal Academy of Music also plays.
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is the recently-opened sister house to the Globe, a "simulacrum" of the Blackfriars Theatre which Shakespeare's company used in the early 1600s. It is an intimate space constructed of oak timbers, and is lit with real beeswax candles for performances.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C major RV.446 for oboe and orchestra

    Performer: Alex Rolton. Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Performer: Jordan Bowron. Performer: Mark Seow. Performer: Tabea Debus. Performer: Ula Kinderyte.
  • John Williams

    Madrugada

    Performer: John Williams.
  • James Hart

    Adieu to the pleasures and follies of love [from 'The tempest']

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Performer: Katherine Watson.
  • Henry Purcell

    'Dear Pretty Youth' from The Tempest

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Performer: Katherine Watson.
  • Nicola Porpora

    'Alto Giove' from Polifemo - heroic opera in 3 acts

    Performer: Iestyn Davies. Performer: Sebastian Wybrew.
  • George Frideric Handel

    ‘Venti turbini, prestate’ from Rinaldo - opera in 3 acts

    Performer: Iestyn Davies. Performer: Sebastian Wybrew.
  • Ahmad Al Khatib

    On The Way

    Performer: Duo Sabil.
    • ESNCM.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Carrillo

    Como llora una estrella

    Performer: John Williams.
  • George Gershwin

    Concerto in F major for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Carl Davis. Performer: Joanna MacGregor (1959). Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • SOUND CIRCUS.
    • 2564 67830-6.
  • Musicians of The Globe

    Tourdion

    Music Arranger: CLAIRE VAN KAMPEN.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C major RV.446 for oboe and orchestra

    Performer: Alex Rolton. Performer: Jordan Bowron. Performer: Mark Seow. Performer: Tabea Debus. Performer: Ula Kinderyte.
  • Phillip Houghton

    Light on the Edge: Spiraling Blue Flame - The Sky is Alive

    Performer: Phillip Houghton.
    • Move Records.
    • MD 3194.
  • Salamone Rossi

    Sonata duodecima sopra la Bergamasca

    Performer: Musicians of The Globe.
    • SIGNUM.
    • SIGCD-0077.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Bransle de la torche a 5 in C major (Terpsichore) no.15

    Performer: The Musicians Of Shakespeare's Globe.
    • Signum.
    • SIGCD077.
  • The Musicians Of Shakespeare's Globe

    Paules Steeple

    • Signum.
    • SIGCD077.
  • Anthony Holborne

    Almayne

    Performer: The Musicians Of Shakespeare's Globe.
    • Signum.
    • SIGCD077.
  • Francesco Cavalli

    Giasone - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: René Jacobs. Performer: Dominique Visse. Performer: Gloria Banditelli. Performer: Harry van der Kamp. Performer: Michael Chance. Performer: Concerto Vocale.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMY2921282.84.

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