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Sounds of Shakespeare

Sean Rafferty launches Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare anniversary celebration weekend with a special programme live from the RSC's The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Sean Rafferty launches Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare anniversary celebration weekend with a special In Tune live from the studio theatre at the RSC's The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace.

Sean will be joined by a line-up of musicians, singers and performers, including actors with a long history of performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, David Suchet and Harriet Walter, plus the Ophelia from the RSC's current production of Hamlet, Natalie Simpson. There's live music from a specially convened jazz band from New Orleans lead by trumpeter Wendell Brunious, who will be leading a street procession during the weekend, plus the Chelys Consort of Viols, a recorder consort of students from the Royal Academy of Music, and soprano Kathryn Rudge (a Radio 3 New Generation Artist) with pianist James Baillieu and viola player Rachel Roberts, who will perform the world premiere of a brand new setting by Roxanna Panufnik of text from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Plus writer Andrew Dickson reports on a celebratory convention of delegates from towns called Stratford all over the world.

Radio 3's "Sounds of Shakespeare" weekend (22-24th April) from Stratford-Upon-Avon marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. Radio 3 will be broadcasting music and performance inspired by Shakespeare, live from their pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and from historic venues across the town.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Love Sought

  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Love Sought

  • Dowland (attrib.)

    Paduan

    Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols.
  • Anthony Holborne

    The Night Watch - Galliard

    Ensemble: Royal Academy of Music Recorder Consort.
  • Thomas Simpson

    Ricercar on Bonny Sweet Robin

    Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols.
  • William Walton

    Richard III - Prelude

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • Quilter

    O Mistress MIne

    Ensemble: Kathryn Rudge (mezzo) James Baillieu.
  • Quilter

    Blow,.Blow thou Winter Wind

    Ensemble: Kathryn Rudge (mezzo) James Baillieu (piano).
  • John Dowland

    Semper Dowland semper dolans

    Ensemble: Royal Academy of Music Recorder Ensemble.
  • Gerald Finzi

    It was a lover and his lass

    Performer: Kathryn Rudge (mezzo) James Baillieu (piano).
  • Gerald Finzi

    It was a lover and his lass

    Performer: Kathryn Rudge (mezzo) James Baillieu (piano).
  • John Dowland

    Tarleton's Resurrection

    Performer: David Tayler.
  • John Dowland

    Tarleton's Resurrection

    Performer: James Akers (lute).
  • John Dowland

    Volta

    Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols.
  • Guy Woolfenden

    Gallimaufrey

  • Wendell Brunious Jazz Band

    Second Line

    Ensemble: Wendell Brunious Jazz Band of New Orleans.

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