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The Band and the Bard

Friday, March 28, 2014 – 8:00pm
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22nd & Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

“Hark, hark! The lark at heaven’s gate sings…” Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth with a concert program woven around the many wonderful musical moments in the Bard's work - a lively, audience-friendly spring program of old English ballads, instrumental fantasies, and country dances. Expect to hear favorites from our 2009 recording Waytes: English Music for a Renaissance Band, including works by Robert Jones, Thomas Bateson, John Mundy, Clement Woodcock, and William Byrd.

Special pre-concert event
At 7PM Priscilla and Grant Herreid will discuss their recent experiences performing in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s period productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III on Broadway. Come early to learn what it’s like to provide musical accompaniment to actors like Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry, to perform in hose by candlelight, and whether the Belasco theatre really is haunted.

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