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The World is a Stage – 400 Years of Shakespeare

Date April 23, 2016

April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and on Saturday, April 23rd, Artipelag – with special guests Swedish actress Stina Ekblad and the Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir – will be marking this anniversary with an event in his honour. 

Conductor Stefan Parkman and the Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir, paired with Stina Ekblad as narrator, will take the audience on a journey through the world of Shakespeare.

– Sonnets, comedies and dramas are a type of music in and of themselves and music was extremely important to Shakespeare. He was not the only one – throughout history, many composers have been inspired by Shakespeare’s writings and composed works based on them, including Beethoven, Prokofiev, Liszt and Mendelssohn, says Stefan Parkman, conductor and director of the Uppsala University Choir.

Concert Program

Frank Martin: Ariel Songs (The Tempest)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs (The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Double, Double Toil and Trouble (Macbeth)
Nils Lindberg: Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Day? (Sonnet 18)

Time and Place

April 23, 2016 – 15:00 to 16:15 at the Artipelag Artbox

Concert Menu

In connection with the concert, we are offering a two-course lunch menu at Restaurant Artipelag. The menu can only be purchased in advance with ticket purchase.


Our own alder-smoked salmon
Served with green asparagus, wild garlic emulsion and roe.

Main Course

Fried boneless chicken thighs from Marieberg farm
Served with roasted potatoes, beets and a mushroom sauce.

Price SEK 350.


Regular: SEK 195.
Children / Youth (up to 18 years): SEK 145.
Purchase tickets here >>

Art.Pass members SEK 145. A special link for Art.Pass members will be sent out via email. If you have a valid Art.Pass but did not receive an email, please contact

Tickets can also be purchased at the Artipelag information desk.