Wish Handel a happy 334th birthday with a concert from the prestigious Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Wish Handel a happy 334th birthday with a concert from the prestigious Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
19:00 (doors 18:30) | Tickets £15, £12.50 concessions & Foundling Friends
Players from the esteemed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment celebrate George Frideric Handel’s 334th birthday in style at the Museum. Enjoy an evening of beautiful music-making and visit our Handel Gallery to learn more about the composer’s generosity to the newly-established Foundling Hospital.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has shocked, changed and mesmerised the music world. Residencies at the Southbank Centre and Glyndebourne haven’t numbed its experimentalist bent. Record deals haven’t ironed out its quirks. Period-specific instruments have become just one element of its quest for authenticity. Today the Orchestra is cherished more than ever. It still pushes for change, and still stands for excellence, diversity and exploration. And almost three decades on, there’s still no orchestra in the world quite like it.
There will be a cash only bar at this event.
Henry Tong (violin)
Alice Evans (violin)
Andrew Skidmore (cello)
James Johnstone (harpsichord)