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John Williams Series

A unique four concert series curated by John Williams

John Williams & Friends
9 & 10 March 2014

John Williams Guitar Plus
16 & 17 March 2014

£10 standing
£25 - £45 seats
£60 premium tickets 

  • Theatre/2014/SWP/John Williams/GC

This series is now closed.

John Williams & Friends

Globe music director Bill Barclay chatted with John Williams about his concert series. You can listen to the interview by clicking the John Williams Interview tab on the right hand of the page.  

9 March 2014

Performed by
John Williams and Pavel Steidl (guitars)

World-renowned guitar virtuoso John Williams opens his four-concert series with original solo pieces by himself and the acclaimed classical guitarist Pavel Steidl. Dividing the concert between them, Williams and Steidl will perform some of their favourite pieces from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

10 March 2014

Performed by
John Williams and Friends with Matthew Wadsworth (lute)

Matthew Wadsworth - lute
John Williams - guitar
Craig Ogden - guitar
Max Baillie - violin
Laurence Ungless - bass
Timothy Evans - percussion

Programme to include

The Flower of Cities 
composed by Stephen Goss

Solo pieces for lute
by Matthew Wadsworth

16 March 2014

Performed by
Tunde Jegede and Derek Gripper (kora and guitar)

Two artists, internationally renowned composer and kora virtuoso, Tunde Jegede and the extraordinary South African guitarist, Derek Gripper perform a rare evening of the music of Mali. Gripper will play from his recent album One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali, which features his own transcriptions of legendary kora player Toumani Diabaté.

Please note that John Williams will not be one of the performers on 16 March.

17 March 2014

Performed by
John Williams, John Etheridge and Derek Gripper (guitars)

“The two Johns delivered a dazzling display that travelled from Bach, through Vivaldi and Django Reinhardt.”
New Zealand Herald

After touring around the world, Williams and Etheridge bring their cross-genre conversation to Shakespeare’s Globe. Programme to include original compositions by both artists as well as classical and jazz favourites across three centuries of masters. Opened by Derek Gripper, solo guitar.


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