Early and New Music Celebrating Shakespeare
PERFORMANCES OF THE WONDER OF WILL AT WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
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Concert Sponsors: D. James and Emily Lind Baker
Inaugurating a year of Shakespeare celebration for the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, Folger Consort presents a collaborative program featuring the twelve stellar English voices of Stile Antico. Songs and dances from Shakespeare and music for his greatest patron King James I resound in the cathedral, along with music by contemporaries William Byrd and John Dowland, including the Lachrimae for five viols and lute. Viols and voices join in period anthems, and Stile Antico performs a setting of texts from Henry IV by acclaimed contemporary classical music composer Nico Muhly.