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November 4, 2018

CST’s Courtyard Theater

by Jessica Swale
directed by Christopher Luscombe

Nigel Hess


NIGEL HESS CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE: Debut. BROADWAY: Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing(Drama Desk Award, Royal Shakespeare Company). LONDON: numerous productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe. TELEVISION: over 100 TV dramas. FILM: includes Ladies in Lavender (with violinist Joshua Bell and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). SELECT CONCERT:;Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales and recorded by Lang Lang); performances of symphonic wind band music worldwide; Her Majesty the Queen’s private ninetieth birthday celebration at Windsor Castle. FELLOWSHIP: St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Mr. Hess is the great-nephew of British pianist Dame Myra Hess, to whose memory Chicago’s series of lunchtime concerts is dedicated. Run by the International Music Foundation, the concerts have recently celebrated their fortieth anniversary.

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