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To Play Before the King (16:00pm)

To Play Before the King (16:00pm)

Tickets: £25

“Consummate Skill and Musicianship”
New York Times

In the Baroque era, members of European royal families were great patrons of the arts and many composers were dependent upon them for their livelihood. In this programme the London Handel Players explore some of the music that was written by Handel and his contemporaries for and about royalty, and investigate the ways in which this relationship influenced the music they composed. In the historic setting of the Foundling Museum, a place with deep meaning for Handel, this promises to be one of the most intimate and ravishing performances in the Festival.

The London Handel Players

Rachel Brown, flute
Adrian Butterfield, violin
Oliver Webber, violin
Rachel Byrt, viola
Gavin Kibble, cello
Silas Wollston, harpsichord


G. F. Handel Overture to Giulio Cesare HWV 17
Leclair Violin Sonata No.4 in B flat major (Troisième livre)
Vivaldi Flute Concerto in d minor Il Gran Mogol RV 431a
G. F. Handel Water Music Suite No.3 in G major HWV 350
Domenico Scarlatti Harpsichord sonata No.513 in C major
G. F. Handel Aria Se pietà from Giulio Cesare HWV 17