John Williams returns to Shakespeare’s Globe with Berta Rojas and Paco Peña
Globe is delighted to announce the return of guitar virtuoso John Williams for a weekend of candlelit
concerts in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Saturday
21 and Sunday 22 July 2018.
sell-out shows in 2014 and 2015 described as ‘pure magic’ (Evening Standard),
John Williams will return to the Globe this summer to play a pair of concerts
alongside two fellow world-renowned musicians, Berta Rojas
and Paco Peña. The weekend will mark an
international celebration of classical guitar, whilst furthering the
centuries-old tradition of acoustic concerts in London’s indoor playhouses. Speaking
of the concerts, John commented: “It’s great to be back in the best and most
intimate of spaces for us to play in.”
Saturday 21 July, John will explore music ranging from Vivaldi to Venezuelan
pieces, sharing the stage with Paraguayan guitarist extraordinaire Berta Rojas.
Berta’s repertoire will pay homage to her compatriot and classical guitar
pioneer, Agustín Barrios Mangoré.
following evening, John and Paco Peña will perform a selection of their
favourite works in celebration of their 49 year friendship. Multi-award-winning
guitarist Paco Peña will continue to redefine our perceptions of flamenco,
whilst John will explore Spanish pieces from the sixteenth century onwards.