It’s just one month until Stile Antico bring their Shakespeare programme to the BBC Proms, the climax of the ensemble’s tenth-anniversary season – the perfect moment to map out the group’s #Shakespeare400 journey…
This year Stile Antico is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a special programme, The Touches of Sweet Harmony, which combines settings of Shakespeare’s own words with music connected to his royal patrons and the great events of his lifetime. The programme features two special commissions of Shakespeare texts by composers Nico Muhly & Huw Watkins.
The tour of this programme takes the ensemble across the UK with performances at many of the UK’s finest music festivals including a performance at BBC Proms (the climax to Stile Antico’s tenth-anniversary season), to the continent and to the USA where they launched the programme despite record-breaking snow and blizzards in New York & Washington, DC.
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17 January 16 Westerly RI, USA
21 January 16 Washington National Cathedral, USA
24 January 16 Corpus Christi Church, New York, USA
11 March 16 Newcastle Early Music Festival, UK
9 April 16 Early Music Guild of Seattle, USA
12 April 16 St Paul’s School, Concord NH, USA
15 April 16 Christ Church Cathedral, Houston TX, USA
3 May 16 Sherborne Abbey Festival, UK
10 May 16 Newbury Spring Festival, UK
1 June 16 Swaledale Festival, UK
4 June 16 Purbeck Arts Week, UK
20 July 14 Petworth Festival, UK
30 July- 6 August 16 Dartington International Summer School, UK
15 August 16 BBC Proms, UK (broadcast on BBC radio 3)
21 September 16 Cowbridge Music Festival, UK
30 September 16 Music at Malling, UK
11 October 16 Leamington Music, UK
22 October 16 Canterbury Festival, UK
29 October 16 Cambridge Early Music, UK
18 November 16 Wimbledon International Music Festival, UK
24 November 16 Malvern Concert Club, UK
13 March 17 BOZAR, Belgium
24 March 17 Concertgebouw Brugge, Belgium
Map kindly drawn by Hannah Marsden.