Free Folger Friday: “Play, Music!”

An evening of songs from Shakespeare’s plays.

Friday, February 24, 2017, 6:00 pm
Folger Theatre
Free, reservations requested

Join us to learn more about the songs of Shakespeare’s plays with musician Brian Kay (Folger Consort: The Second Shepherd’s Play). Enjoy selections of music from the plays, including As You Like It, alongside popular songs from Shakespeare’s time.  The performance also includes a sing along and an exploration of the instruments of the time, lead by Kay.

Brian Kay is a modern-day troubadour. "Singing with a pure, centered sound and impeccable diction, he’s a natural-born storyteller.”- Brian performs throughout the US as a solo artist and with a number of critically acclaimed ensembles. He has appeared on more than 10 album releases at the age of 32. His recent musical ventures include a one-man show featuring the music of the Shakespearean era, co-director of a program of Mediterranean and North African music with Cleveland’s baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire, and the release of his latest original music album Moonsong.