Juilliard Benefit Reading of The Tempest, Featuring Sir Derek Jacobi, Presented June 13

News   Juilliard Benefit Reading of The Tempest, Featuring Sir Derek Jacobi, Presented June 13
Sir Derek Jacobi, Richard Clifford and Juilliard alumna Monica Raymund perform selected readings from Shakespeare's The Tempest June 13 at Juilliard.

Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi Photo by Johan Persson

The 7 PM reading is complemented by 17th-century songs and instrumental highlights inspired by Shakespeare's play. Countertenor David Daniels and baritone Bob McDonald are the featured vocalists, performing with Juilliard415, the School's student historical performance group.

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

The evening is a benefit for the Juilliard Drama Division.

A limited number of benefit tickets remain for the performance and post-performance dinner, ranging from $1,000-$50,000. Performance-only benefit tickets range in price from $75-$125. For benefit ticket information call (212) 799-5000 ext. 329. A limited number of non-benefit balcony seats priced at $50 are available by visiting http://events.juilliard.edu or by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500.

Juilliard is located at Lincoln Center, at 155 West 65th Street, just west of Broadway.


Adapted and directed by Clifford, this presentation of The Tempest with period music was first performed in 2010 by the Folger Consort, early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, with mostly the same cast.

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