‘The Concert’s Handel performance – minimally staged – have been among the best classical music experiences over the past several years, and so one entered the hall Sunday afternoon with a sense of anticipation. What the performers delivered vastly exceeded that.’ – New York Classical Review
Music of the 'Dark Lady'
Ahead of our 2018-2019 season we are delighted to announce our return to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe this summer on 8th July.
In recent years we've been involved in a number of projects at the Globe, from retracing Charles Burney's footsteps through the musical landscape of the 17th and 18th centuries with tenor Mark Padmore, to Samuel Adamson's play Gabriel with trumpeter Alison Balsom.
This year, and in anticipation of Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s new play Emilia, we delve into the world of Emilia Bassano, the supposed 'Dark Lady' of the Sonnets and muse to William Shakespeare.
‘…refreshingly direct and impactful, with The English Concert, nestled either side of the stage, and its director Harry Bicket lending classy baroque accompaniment. Morris cleverly uses the 18th‐century auditorium’s intimacy and dry acoustic to draw us in; I felt an active part of the events unfolding in front, above and around me. Perhaps the cheers and whoops at the end suggested others...View Performance
Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer tour of South Korea with the one of the world’s greatest countertenors Andreas Scholl, featuring celebratory music from two of England’s finest exports, Purcell and Handel.View Performance
We love music of the baroque and classical periods, and we believe that through our performances on original instruments, with styles of playing and singing appropriate to a composer or period, we can get to the essential core of the music. With our international group of close-knit musicians, many of whom are soloists in their own right, anything is possible.More Info
Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano. Born in South Africa in 1979, his studies have taken him around the world to Australia and North America, before settling in London. Gaining international recognition at the age of 21, winning first prize in the prestigious Bruges Fortepiano competition,...More Info
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Ahead of our 2018-2019 season we are delighted to announce our return to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe this summer on 8th July. In recent years we've been involved in a number of projects at the Globe, from retracing Charles Burney's footsteps through the musical landscape of the 17th and 18th centuries with tenor Mark Padmore, to Samuel Adamson's play Gabriel with trumpeter Alison...More Info
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