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Shakespeare's Globe

Songs from our Ancestors 

30 November


Ian Bostridge

Xuefei Yang

  • Theatre / Songs from our Ancestors /CG

The critically acclaimed collaboration between English tenor Ian Bostridge and Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang offers a programme of music by Dowland, Schubert, Britten & Argento and Chinese folk songs. 

The programme comprises musical settings of poems, letters and text set by the composers that reflect the Bostridge and Yang’s joint heritage. Share in the songs of our ancestors, brought back to life in the intimate setting of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. 

Argento Letters from Composers
Britten Songs from the Chinese and Folk songs
Songs by Schubert and Dowland

‘One of the most extraordinary instrumentalists in the world’
New York Sun on Xuefei Yang

‘The thinking man’s tenor’
The Times on Ian Bostridge

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