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London Theatre and Concert Tour
March 10-25, 2006

Final Event Schedule

March 10: Friday

Depart Seattle at 6:30pm via British Airways flight 48.

March 11: Saturday

Arrive London at 12 noon; Coach transfer to Strand Palace Hotel and check in. No event scheduled.

March 12: Sunday.

Morning: 8:30-10:00am. Organizational Meeting and Lecture: John Webster and Roderick Swanston (Music critic and historian, Imperial College, London).

Afternoon. 3:00pm. Concert: Monica Huggett violin, Matthew Halls harpsichord. Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas for violin and harpsichord. (The Bach Weekend offers a rare chance to hear one of the world's leading Baroque violinists talk about and perform these works.) The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre.

March 13: Monday.

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

Afternoon: Time TBA. Visit for up to 20 at south London mosque.

Evening: 7:30pm. Play: As You Like It, by William Shakespeare. Royal Shakespeare Company. Novello Theatre.

March 14 Tuesday. Free Day

March 15 Wednesday.

Morning: 9:00-10:20am. Lecture, Roderick Swanston.

Evening: 7:30pm. Concert: Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Felix Mendelsohn, Elijah. Westminster Cathedral (!).

March 16 Thursday.

Morning. 9:00-10:20am. Lecture: John Webster.

Evening: 7:30pm. Concert: Maurizio Pollini, piano. Beethoven Sonata no.1 in F minor, op 2, no 1; Schoenberg 3 Pieces for Piano, op 11; Schoenberg 6 Small Pieces for Piano, op 19; Beethoven Sonata no.29 in B-flat major, 'Hammerklavier', op 106. Barbican Hall.

March 17 Friday.

Morning: 9:00-10:20am. Lecture, Dr. Michael Fosdal, Professor of Government Studies for the UW Literary London Program.

Evening. 7:45pm. Play: Glorious, by Peter Quilter, with Maureen Lipman. The Duchess Theatre.

March 18 Saturday. No Morning lecture.

Afternoon: 2:30pm. Play: Southwark Fair, by Samuel Adamson, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and starring Margaret Tyzack. National Theatre, Cottesloe.

March 19 Sunday. No Morning Lecture.

Morning: 11:30am. Concert: Wigmore Hall coffee Concert: Faure Quartet: Mozart and Faure. (Program to be announced.)

Evening: 7:30pm. Concert: Sibelius En Saga, Mark-Anthony Turnage Your Rockaby; Nielsen Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable.” Joseph Swensen conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with Martin Robertson saxophonist. Barbican Hall.

March 20 Monday. Free Day

March 21 Tuesday.

Morning: 9:00-10:20am. Lecture: John Webster.

Evening: 7:45pm. Play: A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt. Starring Martin Shaw and Alison Fiske, with Sophie Shaw as Margaret. Directed by Michael Rudman. Haymarket Theatre.

March 22 Wednesday.

Morning: 9:00-10:20am. Lecture, Ross Alley, Musicologist from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Evening: 7:30pm. Play: Embers, a new play by Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses). Directed by Michael Blakemore, and starring Jeremy Irons. The Duke of York's Theatre.

March 23 Thursday.

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

Evening. 7:30pm: Concert: Peter Donohoe, playing Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Dumka (Russian rustic scene), Op.59 for piano; Dmitry Shostakovich Piano Sonata No.2, Op.61 and Sonata No.1, Op.12; Sergey Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.3 No.2, Prelude in F sharp minor, Op.23 No.1, Prelude in B flat, Op.23 No.2, Prelude in D minor, Op.23 No.3, Prelude in D, Op.23 No.4, Prelude in G minor, Op.23 No.5. Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.

March 24 Friday.

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

Evening. 7:30pm. Play: The Old Country, by Alan Bennett, with Timothy West and Jean Marsh. Trafalgar Studio 1 Theatre.

March 25 Saturday.

Morning. Depart hotel by coach for Seattle via British Airways flight 49.

Special Announcement

Some of you asked at the orientation meeting that I find someone who could talk about the recent religious and immigration issues that have riven Britain and Europe, and I have been able to do so. We will be hearing Professor Michael Fosdal on Friday morning, March 17. Professor Fosdal works with a number of different American university programs, one of which is the UW's own Literary London Program.

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