The Songs in Shakespeare’s Plays

April 12th, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Songs in Shakespeare’s Plays

Tuesday, April 12 | 7:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person

Lani Spahr will talk on the use of music in Shakespeare’s plays. He will present surviving original songs and play them alongside contemporary settings, as well as discuss the wealth of settings by famous composers generated by these original songs.

Lani Spahr is well known to Lewes audiences as the presenter of the pre-concert lecture series for Coastal Concerts. His work as an audio restoration engineer, producer and annotator has garnered critical praise from Gramophone, BBC Radio 3, BBC Music Magazine, Fanfare, the London Sunday Times, MusicWeb International, Diaspason, Classical Source, International Record Review and many others. In 2016, BBC Radio 3 presented an hour-long documentary about his stereo reconstructions on Elgar Remastered. Lani was a professional oboist, performing on period and modern oboes with the Boston Baroque, the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra of Boston, the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, The Colorado Opera Festival, the American Chamber Winds, the Maine Chamber Ensemble, and in Europe as the soloist on John McCabe’s Oboe Concerto with the Hitchin Symphony Orchestra in England.


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