My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Monday, 9 May 2016

Samuel West - various programs on iPlayer, Peter and the Wolf, Shakespeare 400

Sam is in various programs currently available on iPlayer

On 4 May, he performed Peter and the Wolf with the Nash Ensemble in Istanbul (his Twitter, @exitthelemming and @anniemal14).
Sam tweeted that he will perform the work again in November.


He wrote about working on The Book of Disquiet by Michel van der Aa for the Institute of Composing Journal in April (via van der Aa's Twitter, @vanderaanet).

He performed Henry V by Walton with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine on 28 April. Sam tweeted a picture from rehearsals and @pauleroger tweeted a picture of Sam with the orchestra at the end of the performance.

He speaks about The Rite of Spring in Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals, a documentary from the Philharmonia Orchestra (via @jesirodger, who is one the doco's editors). Click here for the trailer.

Sam performed a speech from Henry V at the opening of the Shakespeare in Ten Acts exhibition at the British library (15 April). The Nissen Richards Studio designed the exhibition (director Pippa Nissen's Twitter, @pippa_nissen).
Here is a selection of tweets from the event.

He spoke about the importance of EU membership at the launch of Creatives for Europe in April (the Association of British Orchestras Twitter, @aborchestras). The text of his speech is available on the Arts Desk.

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