Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
Sir Derek Jacobi, currently starring in the title role of King Lear at BAM, will appear alongside actors Richard Clifford and Monica Raymund to perform selected readings from Shakespeare's The Tempest as part of a benefit performance for Juilliard's Drama Division, to be held at Juilliard on Monday, June 13.

The readings will be complemented by 17th-century songs and instrumental highlights inspired by Shakespeare's play and compiled into an early operatic version. Countertenor David Daniels and baritone Bob McDonald are featured vocalists, performing with Juilliard415, the School's student historical performance group.

The presentation is adapted and directed by Clifford, and uses a setting of Shakespeare's text from a 1674 staging of The Tempest as well as other period works; the composers are Matthew Locke, John Banister, Pelham Humfrey, Georg Frideric Handel, and Antonino Reggio.

Public radio station WQXR 105.9 will host a live stream of this special performance. An encore presentation on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR , featuring largely the musical portions of the performance, will air on Sunday, June 26 at 4 PM.

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