Handel House Museum

Handel House Museum
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Handel House Museum at 25 Brook Street, London was home to the great baroque composer George Frideric Handel. He lived here from 1723 until his death in 1759, and composed some of the greatest music in history, including 'Messiah', 'Zadok the Priest' and 'Music for the Royal Fireworks'. Handel House is brought to life with regular live music, exhibitions and talks.

Incidentally 23 Brook Street, now part of the museum, was home to rock legend Jimi Hendrix from 1968-69. A blue plaque commemorate his time there.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm (6.30pm on Thursday), Sunday 12pm-6pm. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

£6.50 Adults, £5.50 Concessions, £2.00 Children (5-16 years). Children free entry on Saturdays and Sundays.

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

Entrance to the museum is round the back of 25 Brook Street in Lancashire Court.
Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Oxford Circus and there are numerous buses to Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.

Portraits of Handel and his contemporaries, early Georgian furniture, musical instruments, manuscripts.

Collection details

Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts

Key artists and exhibits

  • Hudson, Mercier, Nazari
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Handel: A Life With Friends

Handel: A Life With Friends

  • 1 July 2015 — 10 January 2016 *on now

What was it like to live next to the great composer Handel? Who would call at his house? Who did he visit? In this new exhibition, Handel scholar Ellen Harris will explore the composer’s domestic life at 25 Brook Street and the many friends and neighbours who visited him at the new, fashionable residential district called ‘May Fair’.

Handel’s music brought this disparate group of men and women together, as amateur performers in their own homes and as audiences at performances of his operas and oratorios.

With important loans from national, local and private collections, the exhibition will offer a rare glimpse into the public and private lives of some of Handel’s closest friends.

Ellen Harris’s new book George Frideric Handel: A Life With Friends (published by Norton) which inspired this exhibition is available to purchase from the Handel House Museum shop, priced £25.

Admission

Exhibitions are included in admission charge of £6.50 adults, £5.50 concessions, £2 children (children free on weekends).

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/exhibitions/handel-a-life-with-friends

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Exhibition Talk: Handel: A Life With Friends

Exhibition Talk: Handel: A Life With Friends

  • 29 August 2015 3-3:15pm

Exhibition Talks are delivered by volunteers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge. They last between 15-20 minutes and will take place on the last Saturday of each month: 25 July and 29 August.

This Talk will explore the main themes covered in our current exhibition Handel: A Life with Friends.

Admission

Exhibitions are included in admission charge of £6.50 adults, £5.50 concessions, £2 children (children free on weekends).

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/exhibitions/handel-a-life-with-friends

‘To Behold the wand’ring Moon’

‘To Behold the wand’ring Moon’

  • 30 July 2015 6:30-7:30pm *on now

A group of talented young composers explore the use of imagery painted in Handel’s ‘Sweet Bird’ from L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato to create their own setting of the same text by the great poet John Milton. The culmination of a week-long summer school supervised by Composer-in-Residence Edwin Hillier and composer Michael Andrews, the group will present their compositions written for Cathy Bell (mezzo-soprano), Caoimhe da Paor (recorders) and Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord) to perform live in Handel’s performance room. In association with the RNIB.

Admission

Tickets: £9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/to-behold-the-wandring-moon

Telemann in Paris

Telemann in Paris

  • 6 August 2015 6:30-7:30pm
Sorry, fully booked

Telemann was no stranger in Paris when he arrived in 1737 as his music had already been enthusiastically received by prominent musicians of the city. Ensemble de Trianon will present a selection of these pieces alongside music by the very musicians who inspired them. Yu-Wei Hu (baroque flute), Magdalena Loth-Hill (baroque violin), George Ross (baroque cello) and Aidan Phillips (harpsichord) perform.

Admission

Tickets: £9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/telemann-in-paris

BHS Recital: Lights and Shadows

BHS Recital: Lights and Shadows

  • 11 August 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Using the music of JS Bach, Handel and Fischer, Italian harpsichordist Paolo Zanzu explores the portrayal of light and shade in music written before the ‘Sturm und Drang’ style of later 18th century composers.

Admission

Tickets: £9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/bhs-lights-and-shadows

Summer Cantatas

Summer Cantatas

  • 13 August 2015 6:30-7:30pm

ARCATA BAROQUE explores the influence of the Italian cantata across Europe featuring music by Pepusch, D Scarlatti, Boismortier, Stanley and Handel. They are Elin Harries (soprano), Carina Drury (cello) and Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord).

Admission

Tickets: £9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/summer-cantatas

From Dowland to Rodrigo

From Dowland to Rodrigo

  • 20 August 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Greek-born guitarist and arranger Andreas Moutsioulis presents a musical journey that connects the Baroque and Renaissance music of Dowland, Kellner and Frescobaldi with 20th century composers Piazzolla, Theodorakis and Rodrigo. It is a stunning compilation of guitar music that is perfect for the intimate surroundings of Handel House.

Admission

Tickets: £9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/from-dowland-to-rodrigo

Entertainments for the Ancien Régime

Entertainments for the Ancien Régime

  • 27 August 2015 6:30-7:30pm

This programme explores the refined and sensuous world of 18th century French chamber music with works by Dieupart, Mondonville, Rameau and Duphly, whose tercentenary is commemorated this year. DUO FOLLIA perform and are Diane Moore (violin) and Yeo Yat-soon (harpsichord).

Admission

Tickets: £9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/ancien-regime

Family Event: Glorious Georgians

Family Event: Glorious Georgians

  • 30 August 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Eboracum Baroque are joined by the Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary to guide us through a London that Handel would have known. Hear about Handel’s life in georgian London and expect a gruesome tale or two along the way! Interspersed with Terry’s tales we will hear music from the time including famous works by Handel alongside less known works by his rivals and friends that lived in London at the same time. This promises to be a performance full of laughter and fun for all the family. Signed Copies of Terry Deary’s Gorgeous Georgians will be available to buy in the museum shop.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets: £9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/family-event-glorious-georgians

Handel’s London: 1715

Handel’s London: 1715

  • 3 September 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Programme
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata in E minor, transverse flute and basso continuo, HWV 359b
Grave
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro

Charles Dieupart (after 1667-1740)
Suite No.1 in A major, voice flute and basso continuo
Ouverture
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gavotte
Menuet
Gigue

John Eccles (c.1668-1735)
Division upon a Ground

Daniel Purcell (?-1717)
"Mezena"

George Frideric Handel
Suite in G minor, HWV 432
Passacailles

Sonata in G major, transverse flute and basso continuo, HWV 363b
Adagio
Allegro
Adagio
Bourrée
Menuet

Jacques (James) Paisible (c.1656-1721)
Sonata in G minor, recorder and basso continuo
Grave
Largo
Adagio
Presto

Andrew Parcham (before 1700)
Solo in G major

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

BHS: Like a Virginal

BHS: Like a Virginal

  • 8 September 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musician
Sara Stowe (harpsichord)

Programme
Parthenia or The Maidenhead of the first musicke that ever was printed for the virginalls (1612)
Anon.
Miserere, Almain, New Noddy, Toy

Lady Nevell’s Virginal Book (1591)
Mr.W.Peter (unknown)
The 10th Pavan

William Byrd (1539/40 or 1543-1623)
Lord Willobie’s Welcome Home

Clement Matchett’s Virginal Book (1612)
John Dowland (1563-1626) (set by Mr.Willoughbye)
The Whislinge Carman
The Frogge Galliard

Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Giles Farnaby (1560-1640
A Toye

William Byrd
La Volta

Anne Cromwell’s Virginal Book (1638)
Anon.
The Healths, A French Balletto, The Shepherd, The Queen’s Masque, The Witches

Elizabeth Roger’s Virginal Book (1656)
Anon.
Nan’s masque
Almaine
Almaine

William Byrd
The Burying of the Dead

Anon.
When the King Enjoys his Own

Matthew Locke (1621-77)
Suite in D major
Prelude
Almain
Corant
Saraband
Rant

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Suite No.7 in D minor
Almand
Corant
Hornpipe

Thomas Chilcott (c.1700-66)
Suite No.2 in A major
Allemanda
Presto
Aria
Jigg
Minuet

Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
Sonata No.5 in B flat major
Poco Largo
Gavotta

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

HHT: Hidden Treasures among the Greats

HHT: Hidden Treasures among the Greats

  • 10 September 2015 6:30-7:30pm

This programme explores some of the lesser known sonatas from French and Dutch composers, alongside the much-loved Recorder Concerto for Flautino by Vivaldi, with a taste of texture and tone from the 20th century recorder repertoire to whet the appetite.

Musician
Caoimhe de Paor (recorders)
James Taylor (harpsichord)

Caoimhe is a Handel House Talent http://www.handelhouse.org/about-us/handel-house-talent recipient.

Programme
Jacob Van Eyck (c.1590-1657)
Amarilli mia bella

Anthoni Van Noordt (1619-1675)
Sonata No.4
Adagio
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro
Adagio
Vivace
Adagissimo

Nicholas Chedeville (1705-1782)
Sonata No.6, Op.13 Il pastor fido, RV58
Vivace
Fuga da Capella
Largo
Allegro ma non presto

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in G major, RV 443
Allegro
Largo
Allegro molto

Josquin des Prés (c.1450/1455-1521)
Coeurs Désolés

Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)
Meditazioni sopra ‘Coeurs Désolés’

Benjamin Thorn (1988)
Voice of the Crocodile for tenor recorder solo
II-III

Michel Farinel (1649-?)
Faronells Ground from the Division Flute (pub. John Walsh, 1706)

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

HHT: Through the Ages

HHT: Through the Ages

  • 17 September 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musicians
Elspeth Robertson (recorders)
Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord)
Elspeth is a Handel House Talent http://www.handelhouse.org/about-us/handel-house-talent recipient.

Programme

Anon.
Lament from Tristan and Isolde & Rotta.

Riccardo Rognioni (1550-1620)
‘Ancor che col partire’

Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (1630-1670)
‘La Castella’

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata in G minor
Adagio ma non tanto
Allegro
Andante
Allegro

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in A minor
Larghetto
Allegro

Ernest Kreimer (1795-1837)
Variations

Benjamin Thorn (1988)
‘Voice of the Crocodile’ for bass recorder
Third movement

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

BHS: Harpsichord Masterclass

BHS: Harpsichord Masterclass

  • 19 September 2015 2-3:30pm

The British Harpsichord Society welcomes a new generation of harpsichordists to an afternoon masterclass with Nathaniel Mander. It is a chance to delve into the expressive and inspiring world of the beautiful Ruckers style harpsichord housed at the museum.

Admission

Tickets
£12, £6 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Exhibition Walking Tour: Visiting Handel’s Neighbours

Exhibition Walking Tour: Visiting Handel’s Neighbours

  • 20 September 2015 11am-12:30pm

Curator Ellen Harris leads a guided tour around Handel’s neighbourhood of Mayfair, tracing the footsteps of Handel and some of his close friends as they made visits to one another, and exploring their relationships.

The walk will end at Handel House where your ticket will include admission to the exhibition.

Click here to find out more about the exhibition ‘Handel: A Life with Friends’. http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/exhibitions/handel-a-life-with-friends

Information about the walk will be given x weeks / included with your tickets

Admission

Tickets
£10

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

HHT: From Gabrielli to Boccherini

HHT: From Gabrielli to Boccherini

  • 24 September 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musicians
George Ross (cello)
Marie van Rhijn (harpsichord)

George and Marie are Handel House Talent http://www.handelhouse.org/about-us/handel-house-talent recipients.

Programme
Giuseppe Maria Dall’Abaco (1710-1805)
Caprice No.1 in C minor

Francesco Savierio Geminiani (1687-1762)
Sonata in D minor, Op.5 No.2
Andante
Presto
Adagio
Allegro

Domenico Gabrielli (1659-1690)
Ricercar No.2 in A minor

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Sonata No.6 in A major
Adagio
Allegro
Affettuoso

Giuseppe Maria Dall’Abaco
Caprice No.3 in E flat major

Francesco Savierio Geminiani
Sonata in F major, Op.5 No.5
Adagio
Allegro Moderato
Adagio
Allegro

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

HHT: A Tribute to King Louis

HHT: A Tribute to King Louis

  • 1 October 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musicians
Marie van Rhijn (harpsichord)
Johan Lovfing (theorbo)

Marais’ collaboration with Louis Lully created some sumptuous pieces originally composed for viol and continuo that Marie van Rhijn has transcribed for harpsichord and theorbo. She will be joined by Johan Lovfing for these moments.

Marie is a Handel House Talent http://www.handelhouse.org/about-us/handel-house-talent recipient.

Programme

Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Alcide in Euritus Gardens
Pièces de clavecin tirées d’Alcide (1693) Harpsichord pieces from opera Alcide

Prologue:
Ouverture
Air de Trompette
Marche
Air
Air de hautbois
Passe pied
Marche pour les Pastres
Rigodon

First Act:
Air
Sarabande
Menuet

(from a collection by Charles Babel, Recueil de pièces choisies pour le clavecin, 1702)
Courante
La Polonnoise

Second Act:
Air
Caprice

Third Act:
Air
Air « Pesamment »

Air de M. Marais (d’après la collection de Charles Babel, Recueil de pièces choisies pour le clavecin, 1702)

Sarabande de Marais (published with works by Jean Henri d’Anglebert)

Fourth Act:
Marche Gay
Air doucement
Air doucement
Air Gay


Fifth Act:
Air doucement
Rondeau (gavotte)

Suite in B minor from Second Livre (1701)
Prélude,
petite fantaisie
allemande
courante
sarabandes
gigue
Tombeau pour Monsieur de Lully

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

HHT: Raging Roland

HHT: Raging Roland

  • 8 October 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musicians
Cathy Bell (mezzo-soprano)
Marie van Rhijn (harpsichord)

The 16th century poem Orlando Furioso inspired Handel’s operas Orlando, Ariodante and Alcina, as well as works by Francesca Caccini, Rossi, Vivaldi, Lully and Rameau.

Cathy and Marie are Handel House Talent http://www.handelhouse.org/about-us/handel-house-talent recipients.

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

BHS: Musical Inspiration

BHS: Musical Inspiration

  • 13 October 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musician
Alina Ratkowska (harpsichord)

Johann Sebastian Bach was inspired by many great composers and in turn became the source of inspiration for composers during and after his lifetime.

Programme
Georg Böhm (1661-1733)
Preludium in F major

Suite No.4 in F major
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Double
Gigue

Preludium in D minor

Suite No.5 in F minor
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Ciacona

Chaconne in G major

Johann Adam Reincken (1623-1722)
Suite No.3 in C major
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gigue

Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637/1639-1707)
Suite No.2 in C major
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gigue

Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)
Partita A minor, FbWV 630
Plainte faite à Londres pour passer la melancholie : laquelle se joue lentement avec discretion/Courante/Sarabande/Gigue
Tombeau C minor, FbWV 632
fait a Paris sur la mort de monsieur Blancheroche; lequel se joue fort lentement à la discretion sans observer aucune mesure

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

HHT: The Secret Garden

HHT: The Secret Garden

  • 15 October 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musician
Katarzyna Kowalik (harpsichord)

Katarzyna is a Handel House Talent http://www.handelhouse.org/about-us/handel-house-talent recipient.

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Élégance

Élégance

  • 22 October 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musicians
Eva Caballero (flute)
Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord)

Programme
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)
Sonata in G major Op.91

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata for flute and continuo in E mnor

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata for harpsichord in E major
Sonata for flute and harpsichord in D major, wq.71

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Best of Friends

Best of Friends

  • 25 October 2015 2-3:30pm

Musicians
Andrew Radley (counter-tenor)
Julian Perkins (harpsichord)

Admission

Tickets
£12, £6 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Suites of 1722

Suites of 1722

  • 29 October 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Mutsuko Miwa will perform excerpts from JS Bach’s French Suites alongside suites written by Couperin and Rameau all of which were written in 1722.

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Museums at Night: Handel by Candle

Museums at Night: Handel by Candle

  • 30 October 2015 7:30-9pm

Musicians
Cathy Bell (mezzo-soprano)
George Ross (cello)
Marie van Rhijn (harpsichord)

Going to the opera, a night-time activity, involved candles to not only light the stage but also the journey to and from the opera house. Cathy Bell will deliver a lecture-recital that explores light in the 18th century, and will sing examples from a selection of Handel operas with George Ross and Marie van Rhijn to illuminate this forgotten experience.

This event is part of the UK-wide Museums at Night festival.

Admission

Tickets
£12, £6 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Handel by Candle

Handel by Candle

  • 30 October 2015 7:30-9pm

Cathy Bell (mezzo-soprano) will deliver a lecture-recital that explores light in the 18th century. Going to the opera, a night-time activity, involved candles to not only light the stage but also the journey to and from the opera house. Cathy will sing examples from a selection of Handel operas with George Ross (cello) and Marie van Rhijn (harpsichord) to illuminate this forgotten experience.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets: £12, £6 students (booking opens in July 2015)

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Soli Deo Gloria

Soli Deo Gloria

  • 5 November 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musicians
Julia Kuhn (violin)
David Wright (harpsichord)

Programme
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata No.3 in E major for violin and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1016
Adagio
Allegro
Adagio ma non tanto
Allegro

Sonata No.5 in F minor for violin and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1018
Largo
Allegro
Adagio
Vivace

Sonata No.6 in G major for violin and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1019
Allegro
Largo
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

BHS: Triple Bill

BHS: Triple Bill

  • 10 November 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musician
Tolga Atalay Ün (harpsichord)


Programme
William Byrd (1539/40 or 1543-1623)
Seconde Pavian in G major
Galliarde to the Seconde Pavian in G major

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911

Jacques Duphly (1715-1789)
Pieces for Harpsichord, from the Third Book
Les Grâces in D major
Chaconne in F major
Médée in F minor

Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita no 2 in C minor, BWV 826

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Cosmopolitan Baroque

Cosmopolitan Baroque

  • 12 November 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musicians
Elicia Silverstein (violin)
John McKean (harpsichord)

Programme
Dario Castello (1590-1658)
Sonata secondo à soprano solo from Sonata concertate in stil moderno

Francesco Rognoni (1570-1626)
Divisions on Festiva i colli (1620)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704)
Sonata Representativa (1669)

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713):
Violin sonata Op.5, No.1 in D major (1700)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata No.4 for Violin and Harpsichord Obbligato in C minor (1720)

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

CiR Series: Tre Voci ft. Edwin Hillier

CiR Series: Tre Voci ft. Edwin Hillier

  • 19 November 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Tre Voci cello ensemble
Colin Alexander
Gregor Riddell
Torun Saeter Stavseng

This concert is part of the Composer-in-Residence Series
http://www.handelhouse.org/about-us/composer-in-residence

During the CiR Series an installation created by Edwin will be on display in Handel’s Bedroom. Taking as its starting point three different composers (Handel, Bach and Scarlatti), the work will explore the interaction of three distinct and ever changing strands of music. Making use of multiple sound sources, visitors can move freely around the room, continually shifting their perspective.

Programme
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Viola da Gamba Sonata in G major

William Lawes (1602-1645)
Fantasie for Three Lyra Viols

Peter Wiegold
New work

Gregor Riddell
Hypoxia

Johannes Ockeghem
'D'ung Aultre Amer'

John Lely
'During'

Edwin Hillier
New work

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

CiR Series: The Hermes Experiment ft. Elis Czerniak

CiR Series: The Hermes Experiment ft. Elis Czerniak

  • 22 November 2015 2-3pm

The Hermes Experiment
Heloise Werner (soprano)
Oliver Pashley (clarinet)
Anne Denholm (harp)
Marianne Schofield (double bass)

This concert is part of the Composer-in-Residence Series
http://www.handelhouse.org/about-us/composer-in-residence

During the CiR Series an installation created by Edwin will be on display in Handel’s Bedroom. Taking as its starting point three different composers (Handel, Bach and Scarlatti), the work will explore the interaction of three distinct and ever changing strands of music. Making use of multiple sound sources, visitors can move freely around the room, continually shifting their perspective.

Programme
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) (arr. Pashley)
Prelude in C# minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1

Stephen Williams
Postlude Canon, a reflection on ‘Prelude in C# minor’

Edwin Hillier (b.1988)
Pentiment

John Cage (1912-1992)
Variation IV

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Endless Pleasure from Semele (arr.Denholm)

Giles Swayne (b.1946)
Les Poissons mélomanes from Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses
Free improvisation

Elis Czerniak
New work

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

CiR Series: rarescale ft. Weiwei Jin

CiR Series: rarescale ft. Weiwei Jin

  • 26 November 2015 6:30-7:30pm

rarescale
Carla Rees (alto/bass flute)
Michael Oliva (electronics)

This concert is part of the Composer-in-Residence Series
http://www.handelhouse.org/about-us/composer-in-residence

Composer-in-Residence InstallationDuring the CiR Series an installation created by Edwin will be on display in Handel’s Bedroom. Taking as its starting point three different composers (Handel, Bach and Scarlatti), the work will explore the interaction of three distinct and ever changing strands of music. Making use of multiple sound sources, visitors can move freely around the room, continually shifting their perspective.

Programme
Michael Oliva (b.1966)
New work for baroque flute d'amour & electronics

Weiwei Jin (b.1982)
New work

Sungji Hong (b.1973)
Shine - flute and electronics

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1759)
Movements from Violin Sonatas & Partitas or Cello Suites arranged for alto flute

Davor Vincze
New work for bass flute & electronics

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
2 Fantasias for solo flute

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Exhibition Lecture with Ellen Harris

Exhibition Lecture with Ellen Harris

  • 28 November 2015 2-3pm

Click here to find out more about the exhibition ‘Handel: A Life with Friends’. http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/exhibitions/handel-a-life-with-friends

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

CiR Series: explorensemble ft. Oliver Christophe Leith

CiR Series: explorensemble ft. Oliver Christophe Leith

  • 29 November 2015 2-3pm

explorensemble
Taylor Maclennan (flute)
Benjamin Mellefont (clarinet)
Johannes Marmén (violin)
Anton Crayton (cello)
Emma Fleurot (piano)

This concert is part of the Composer-in-Residence Series
http://www.handelhouse.org/about-us/composer-in-residence

During the CiR Series an installation created by Edwin will be on display in Handel’s Bedroom. Taking as its starting point three different composers (Handel, Bach and Scarlatti), the work will explore the interaction of three distinct and ever changing strands of music. Making use of multiple sound sources, visitors can move freely around the room, continually shifting their perspective.

Programme
Oliver Christophe Leith (b.1990)
New work

Fausto Romitelli (1963-2004)
Domeniche alla periferia dell’impero

John Cage (1912-1922)
Suite for Toy Piano

Nicholas Moroz (b.1991)
[currently untitled: reimaginings of Handel]

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)
Tierkreis (excerpts)

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Arranged by Block4

Arranged by Block4

  • 3 December 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musicians
Emily Bannister (recorders)
Lucy Carr (recorders)
Katie Cowling (recorders)
Rosie Land (recorders)

Works by composers such as Handel and Caccini are re-imagined by the quartet, showcasing the versatility of the recorder.

Programme
Anon.
Saltarello

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Pari Intervallo

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Capriccio in F major, HWV 481

Kazimierz Serocki (1922-1981)
Arrangements

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
O Magnum Mysterium

Dorothee Hahne (b.1966)
Dance Macabre

George Frideric Handel
Suite from Water Music

Guilio Caccini (1551-1618), Jacob Van Eyck (1590-1657) (arranged by BLOCK4)
Amarilli mia Bella

Trad. (arranged by BLOCK4)
Christmas Medley

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

A Christmas Celebration

A Christmas Celebration

  • 6 December 2015 2-3pm

Musicians
David Beaney (recorders and flute)
Lauren Brant (recorders)
Rebecca McChrystal (percussion)
Claire Williams (harpsichord)

Start your seasonal celebrations with a delightful programme of Christmas music from around the world.
Explore and create the musical sounds of a winter landscape and then warm up with some toe-tapping Christmas party music!

Programme
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
La Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks

Anon. (arranged by Flautotonic)
Al Nacimiento De Christo Nuestro Senor

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Christmas Concerto

George Frideric Handel
Pifa from Messiah

Anon.
Riu riu riu

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
‘What Power Art Thou’ from King Arthur

James Lord Pierpont (1822-1893)
Jingle Bells

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

BHS: A Masterly Wildness

BHS: A Masterly Wildness

  • 8 December 2015 6:30-7:30pm

‘A Masterly Wildness’ – so said Charles Burney in reference to Joseph Kelway’s playing. This
programme performed by Julian Perkins celebrates the daredevil hand-crossings, unpredictable figurations and plunges into exotic harmonies and rhythmic dances to create music that is both theatrical and virtuosic.

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Handel House Festive Showcase

Handel House Festive Showcase

  • 10 December 2015 6:30-8pm

Musicians
Cathy Bell (mezzo-soprano)
Edwin Hillier, Composer-in-Residence Apprentice
Katarzyna Kowalik (harpsichord)
Caoimhe de Paor (recorders)
Marie van Rhijn (harpsichord)
Elspeth Robertson (recorders)
George Ross (cello)

Each of the six HHT members will grace us with exquisite baroque music, both as soloists and as ensembles and there will be a world premiere of the Composer-in-Residence commission for Handel House. All of this exciting action with fusions between music of the great baroque period and of the present day will be injected with festive carols and ditties for all of the audience to sing along to.

Where

St. George’s, Hanover Square
St George Street
London
W1S 1FX

Admission

Tickets
£10

Venue
St. George’s, Hanover Square http://www.stgeorgeshanoversquare.org/
St George Street
London, W1S 1FX

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

The Amadè Christmas

The Amadè Christmas

  • 13 December 2015 2-3pm

The Amadè Players present an evening of seasonal music featuring Rebecca Ramsey, George Clifford and others. German arias by Handel are accompanied by arias from Christmas cantatas by Bach and Scarlatti.

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Handel’s Winter

Handel’s Winter

  • 17 December 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Musicians
Randall Scotting (counter-tenor)
Magdalena Loth-Hill (violin)
Yu-Wei Hu (flute)
Lucia Capellaro (cello)
Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord).

Other winter works by composer Antonio Lotti are explored.

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Harpsichord Firecrackers

Harpsichord Firecrackers

  • 31 December 2015 4-5pm

Celebrate the New Year with this festive harpsichord recital fizzing with virtuosity. A new arrangement of Handel’s magisterial Music for the Royal Fireworks is framed by two of the 18th century’s most flamboyant and dazzling harpsichord suites. Nathaniel Mander performs.

Programme
Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer (1705-1755)
Suite in C minor

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) (arranged by Nathaniel Mander)
Music for the Royal Fireworks

Jean-Phillippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Suite in D major

Admission

Tickets
£9, £5 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 20 July, 10am
Public booking: Monday 3 August, 10am

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on

Getting there

Entrance to the museum is round the back of 25 Brook Street in Lancashire Court.
Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Oxford Circus and there are numerous buses to Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.

Handel House Museum
25 Brook Street
Mayfair
London
Greater London
W1K 4HB
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.handelhouse.org

E-mail

mail@handelhouse.org

Telephone

Information

020 7495 1685

Fax

020 7495 1759

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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