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Twelfth Night

March 1 - 13, 2016

in association with the
Royal Shakespeare Company
Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare
A World's Stage Production from
the United Kingdom
by William Shakespeare
directed by Sean Holmes
music & sound by Tom Haines & Ross Hughes

Fred Thomas


Mr. Thomas studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music. He is a member of the F-IRE Collective and recently embarked on a trilogy of JS Bach recordings to be released by ECM and The Silent Howl. His other projects include: The Beguilers, a quartet that interprets his song settings of poetry in English; an ensemble with gambist Liam Byrne dedicated to the medieval Chantilly Codex; and a sextet that explores polyphony in jazz improvisation. He appears regularly with the Basquiat Strings, Lisa Knapp, Fly Agaric and The Memory Band, as well as collaborating with Oren Marshall, Harvey Brough, Mor Karbasi, Leo Abrahams and the CBSO. Mr. Thomas has worked extensively in dance and theater, and has produced many albums for artists, including Lily Luca, The Magic Lantern, Ellie Rusbridge and Adam Beattie. Recent performances include: TED, Womad, Southbank Centre, ICA, Kings Place, LSO St. Luke’s, Aldeburgh Festival and worldwide touring.

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