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London Theatre and Concert Tour: March 2004

Listed on this page are the events scheduled for the 2004 version of the London Theatre and Concert Tour. Unless specifically noted, all events listed here, and the free days, are confirmed--they will not change unless the theatre or concert hall changes them.

Other details MAY change somewhat between now and our Tour Orientation Meeting on February 24 at 7:00pm in the Walker-Ames room of Kane Hall! The complete and fixed schedule will be officially distributed at that time.

March 12: Friday. Depart Seattle on British Airways Flight 048 at 6:45pm.

March 13: Saturday. Arrive in London at 12:15pm. Coach to Strand Palace Hotel for Check-in. No event scheduled.

March 14: Sunday. Morning: 9:00-10:30. Lecture and Orientation. John Webster, University of Washington, Seattle, and Roderick Swanston, Royal College of Music, London.

Afternoon: 3:30pm. Concert. John Lill, piano. Mozart, Piano Sonata in F, K.332/300k; Robert Schumann, Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Fantasiebilder) Op.26; Sergey Prokofiev, Toccata in D minor Op.11; Johannes Brahms, 3 Intermezzi, Op.117; Beethoven, Piano Sonata in F minor, Op.57 (Appassionata). Royal Festival Hall.

March 15: Monday. Morning: 9:00-10:20am. Lecture, John Webster.
Evening: 7:30pm. Play. Calico, a new play by Michael Hastings (of Tom and Viv fame), directed by Edward Hall, and starring Imelda Staunton, Dermot Crowley, and Romola Garai. Duke of York’s Theatre.

March 16: Tuesday. Morning. 9:00-10:20am. Lecture, John Webster.

Evening: 8:00. Play. Endgame. A revival of Samuel Beckett’s 1957 classic absurdist drama. With multiple award-winner Michael Gambon, Lee Evans, Liz Smith, and Geoffrey Hutchings. At the Albery Theatre.

March 17: Wednesday. FREE DAY

March 18: Thursday. Morning. 9:00am. Lecture, Roderick Swanston.

Evening: 7:45pm. Play. Democracy, by Michael Frayn. Olivier Award nomination for Best Play of 2003. With Roger Allam and Conleth Hill. Michael Blakemore, director. National Theatre: Littleton.

March 19: Friday. Morning: 9:00-10:20am. Lecture, John Webster.

Late Morning: Tour of the Duke of York's Theatre (one half of group) (Requested, not yet confirmed). (Second half tours on Wed, March 24.)

Evening. 7:45pm: Concert: The Zehetmair Quartet. J. S. Bach, Chorale on "Fur deinen Thron tret' ich hiemit" BWV 327; Britten, String Quartet No.3 Op.94; Schubert, String Quartet in G major, D.887. Queen Elizabeth Hall.

March 20: Saturday. Morning: No Lecture.

Evening: 7:30pm. Concert. London Philharmonic Orchestra. Emmanuel Krivine conductor, Martha Argerich, piano. Ravel, Alborada del gracioso arr. for orchestra; Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3; Mussorgsky /Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition. Royal Festival Hall.

Extra: RFH at 6.15pm: A talk by Steinway's Chief Technician, Ulrich Gerhartz. Admission free.

March 21: Sunday. No Lecture.

Morning: 11:30am. Concert: Michael Collins clarinet, and Kathryn Stott piano. Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat, K. 454, Debussy Première rapsodie, Weber Grand Duo Concertant in E flat, Op. 48, Verdi/Lovreglio Fantasy on themes from 'La traviata.' Wigmore Hall “Coffee Concert.”

March 22: Monday. FREE DAY

March 23: Tuesday. Morning: Lecture, John Webster.

Evening: 7:30pm. Play. William Shakespeare’s All’s Well that Ends Well. With Academy Award Winner Dame Judi Dench (Countess of Rossillion), Claudie Blakely (Helena), Jamie Glover (Bertram), and Guy Henry (Parolles). Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Gielgud Theatre.

March 24: Wednesday. Morning: 9:00-10:20am. Lecture, John Webster.

Late Morning: Tour of the Duke of York's Theatre (second half of group--first half tours on Friday, March 19).

Afternoon: 2:30pm. Play: Dinner, by Moira Buffini, with Harriet Walter, Nicholas Farrell, Penny Downie, Flora Montgomery, Paul Kaye, Adrian Lukis, and Paul Sirr. Directed by Fiona Buffini. Wyndham’s Theatre.

Evening: 7:30pm. Concert. Philharmonia Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg, conducting, and Janine Jansen, violin. Rossini, Overture, William Tell; Bruch, Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4.

Extra: In the Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Pre-concert lecture (free).

March 25: Thursday. Morning. 9:00-10:20am. Lecture, John Webster.

Afternoon OR Evening. 2:30 pm or 7:30pm: Play: The Dark, premiere of a new play by Charlotte Jones. Directed by Anna Mackmin, with Brid Brennan, Anastasia Hille, Stuart McQuarrie, and Sian Phillips. Donmar Warehouse. (Half the group to matinee, and half to the evening performance.)

March 26: Friday. Morning. 9-10:20am. Lecture, John Webster.

Evening. 7:30pm. Play. Journey’s End, by R.C. Sheriff. Revival of a play first performed in 1929. With David Haig, Paul Bradley, Phil Cornwell, Christian Coulson, Ben Meyjes, and Geoffrey Streatfeild. At the Comedy Theatre.

March 27: Saturday. Morning. Depart Strand Palace Hotel by Coach for British Airways flight 049 to Seattle. (Coach departure time to be announced in London.) Flight 049 departs London at 2:05pm and arrives in Seattle at 3:59pm.



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