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24 June 2020
12:00 - 13:00
Terence Charlston – harpsichord
‘The English and Italian Muses’
This programme of early Baroque keyboard music by Byrd, Frescobaldi, Gibbons, Froberger, Locke, Draghi and Purcell, played on the 1622 Italian harpsichord attributed to Girolamo Zenti, connects the changing musical styles and tastes of the 17th century with Zenti’s cosmopolitan life, which included a brief sojourn in Restoration London as virginal maker to Charles II.
Terence Charlston is an internationally recognised specialist performer on early keyboard instruments and widely acknowledged for his engaging virtuosity and expressive communication. He has been described as one of Britain’s leading early keyboard players and his sympathetic command of original instruments has made him a frequent performer at collections of early keyboard instruments all over the world. Over the last 30 years, he has built an enviably broad career as a solo performer and chamber musician, choral and orchestral director, teacher and academic researcher. He is Professor of Harpsichord at the RCM and Chair of Historical Keyboard Instruments.
Online booking is available but if you prefer to book tickets by post please download our booking form, complete and send with SAE and a cheque
Last approximately one hour.
Last approximately two hours with one interval
during which juice and wine are served.
Wheelchair access available. Please advise in advance.
Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged nor money refunded.
Tickets to recitals and concerts do not include free admittance to the house.
We reserve the right to refuse admission and change the programme and/or instrument without notice.
It may not always be possible to admit latecomers to the Music Room.
Stiletto heels should not be worn.