Caricature from the Gerald Coke Handel Collection
Handel’s Water Music: 300 years

Handel’s Water Music: 300 years

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
07 Sep 2017
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Discover the story of Handel’s Water Music, as we commemorate the 300th anniversary of its first performance

11:00 | Enjoy free entry to the Museum all day on Thursday 7 September as we celebrate Heritage Open Day

Handel composed his much-loved work Water Music for a party held for the King on the River Thames 300 years ago in July 1717. Handel Librarian Katharine Hogg recounts the story of the event with descriptions from contemporary sources, to accompany a display in the Handel Gallery.