Shakespeare400: Comedy in the Orchestra

Comedy plays a vital role in the life of the Orchestra, particularly helping to keep up morale during the long working hours both in our home city of London and abroad. As we look forward to performing music inspired by Shakespeare's comedies as part of our Shakespeare400 celebrations, we caught up with the brass section of the Orchestra to talk about wordplay, comic characters and touring stories ...

‘Lord, what fools these mortals be!’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra's Shakespeare400 festival, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, runs from January to June 2016. Part of a collaboration with leading educational and cultural institutions, the festival presents classical music inspired by the Bard alongside in depth discussions and special performances.

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