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Shakespeare's Globe

Angela Hewitt

1, 3, 23 & 24 August

  • Concerts/2015/Angela Hewitt

Please note: this concert series has now finished.

Internationally renowned pianist Angela Hewitt comes to the Playhouse to showcase highlights from her repertoire.

An Evening of French Music

Sunday 23 August, 7.00pm & Monday 24 August, 8.00pm

Performers: Dame Felicity Lott and Angela Hewitt

In An Evening of French Music, Hewitt will be joined by one of the world’s most admired sopranos, Dame Felicity Lott, renowned for her interpretations of French song. Alongside keyboard works by master Baroque composers Couperin and Rameau, Dame Felicity will delight with Mélodies by Hahn, Messager, and Chabrier.

‘Lott is one of the giants of singing in our lifetime’
Fanfare Magazine

Bach: Goldberg Variations

Saturday 1 August, 8.00pm

Performers: Angela Hewitt

Described as ‘the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation’ (The Sunday Times), Angela Hewitt presents Bach’s much-loved Goldberg Variations in a venue not unlike the antechamber for which it was supposedly written. Her interpretations have become renowned all over the world for their strong emotional impact, and will be all the more powerful heard within the unique acoustics of the Playhouse.
Please note that there will not be an interval for this performance. The running time is approximately 80 minutes. 

'Today's finest exponent of keyboard music'

TS Eliot, Four Quartets with Roger Allam

Monday 3 August, 8.00pm

Performers: Roger Allam and Angela Hewitt

First published as a collection in 1943, Four Quartets brought together four of Eliot’s timeless and meditative poems: Burnt NortonEast CokerThe Dry Salvages and Little Gidding. Award-winning Globe actor Roger Allam will give an intimate reading of the entire work, around which Hewitt will perform the spiritual music of Bach and Messiaen.