Friday Rush Hour: The Brook Street Band
Friday Rush Hour: The Brook Street Band

Friday Rush Hour: The Brook Street Band

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
09 Jun 2017
  • Music
Critically-acclaimed group The Brook Street Band evoke the music-making scene of Handel’s London with a programme of sonatas and solos

Doors 17:15, concert 17:30

Tickets £5, £3 concessions & Foundling Friends, £2.50 LoveMusicPass members

The cello enjoyed a huge surge in popularity in eighteenth-century England, becoming the string instrument of choice for many a fashionable Londoner, along with the harpischord. Performing works by composers such as Handel, Arne, Cervetto and Geminiani, Tatty Theo and Carolyn Gibley of The Brook Street Band explore the rich cultural and musical possibilities that led such a diverse group of men, from different countries and religious backgrounds, to chose London as their home.


Cello Sonata in G Major, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Cello Sonata in D minor, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Cello Sonata in C major op.5 no.3, Francesco Xaverio Geminiani (1687-1762)

Cello Sonata in A minor op.2 no.5, Giacobbe Basevi Cervetto (1682-1783)

The Brook Street Band is one of the UK’s leading Handel specialists, taking its name from the London street where the composer lived from 1723-1759. Their repertoire of eighteenth-century chamber music is paired with collaborations on larger-scale Handel vocal works with conductors, choirs and venues. Their wide discography has been critically-acclaimed and they perform frequent broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.

The Foundling Museum Café will stay open until 18:00, serving a selection of drinks and snacks for visitors to enjoy before the concert.

The Foundling Museum is a registered charity and all income from ticket sales supports our work.
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