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Growing Praise for MALI IN OAK

Mali in Oak is the third release from Globe Music, the new record label at Shakespeare’s Globe. Featuring Nigerian kora virtuoso and cellist Tunde Jegede and the innovative and dynamic South African guitarist Derek Gripper, this is a disc of Malian griot repertoire, recorded in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse under the aegis of the John […]

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Conducting a New Film Score with the BFI

Play On – Shakespeare and Silent Cinema, was released a few months ago by both the British Film Institute and Shakespeare’s Globe as one of our many collaborations during the Shakespeare 400 season. For this project, I conducted and supervised a score composed by five Globe composers – Academy Award winner Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In […]

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GLOBE MUSIC – A new record label for Shakespeare’s Globe

  After four years of preparation and research, I’ve launched a new record label, Globe Music – capturing special collaborations at Shakespeare’s Globe. Globe Music sets out to capture the intimacy of our candlelit concerts in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. A 17th century-style jewel box theatre, one of the great revelations of the space when it opened in 2014 […]

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Wonder Women Concert Series

In 2016, we took a radical departure from the Candlelit Concert series by bringing together a technicolour clutch of women from folk to electropop and featured them across both our spaces. It was a huge pleasure to work with Radio 6 DJ and admirable music entrepreneur Lauren Laverne in putting this series together. Roisin Murphy […]

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I published some books everyone

The Jon Lipsky Play Collection is here. The 8 best plays by Boston-area stalwart Jon Lipsky are published by Smith & Kraus, co-edited with Jon’s son, Jonah.  We’re terribly proud of these. Volume 1 includes Living in Exile, Jon’s masterpiece.  Volume 2 features his dreaming and devised works, and includes Call of the Wild. I introduce both […]

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REVIEW: Armenian King John at the Globe

King John, or My Big Fat Armenian Wedding. So far in this feast of a festival, the most satisfying thing to witness is one of these foreign companies use their own culture, music, dress, and point of view to make a Shakespeare play completely their own, then illuminate this unique prism in performance to reveal […]

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Reading the Romeo & Juliet “Lark” scene (first half) from the 1632 Second Folio

What an amazing activity for Shakespeare’s birthday… This video was taken at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Special Collection at the Golda Meir Libarary. A more comprehensive blog posting can be found introducing the longer video which begins with UWM staff librarian Max Yela introducing us to the Second Folio. I recommend you watch that one […]

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Schubert chamber music

Notturno In E Flat Major, D.897 String Quintet in C, D. 956 I. Allegro ma non troppo II. Adagio III. Scherzo (Presto) – Trio (Andante sostenuto) IV. Allegretto Piano Trio #1 in B Flat Major, D. 898 1. Allegro Moderato 2. Andante Con Un Poco Mosso 3. Scherzo 4. Rondo Violin Sonata in A Major, […]

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