Photograph of recorder player Olwen Foulkes
Make Music Day

Make Music Day

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
21 Jun 2018
  • Music
Joins recorder player Olwen Foulkes for an afternoon concert in the Picture Gallery.

15:00 | Free with Museum admission

On Make Music Day, Olwen Foulkes explores the recorder players who worked with Handel in London. Including examples from the Museum’s Collection, excerpts from letters, diary entries and Handel’s own music, this recital features the music of Giuseppe Sammartini and Jacques Paisible. Foulkes is accompanied by guitarist and lutenist Toby Carr.

Olwen Foulkes released her debut album Directed by Handel in 2017 and recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London. She enjoys programming chamber recitals for intimate venues such as Handel & Hendrix House, the Foundling Museum, and the Wallace Collection, with her regular duo partner, harpsichordist Nathaniel Mander and chamber group Flauti d’echo. In larger settings, Olwen has performed with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Serenissima, Oxford Baroque, and Hampstead Garden Opera.

Performing alongside Foulkes is Toby Carr, is a versatile guitarist and lutenist who performs in a wide range of styles and settings. He studied classical guitar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he also discovered lutes and early guitars. Going on to postgraduate study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he continued onto the MPerf course as a historical performance specialist, graduating in 2016. While still active as a classical guitarist and teacher, Carr has developed a specialism in the performance of renaissance and baroque music.