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November Highlights

November is set to be a busy month at Handel & Hendrix in London.  In addition to our regular Baroque concerts we bring you contemporary classical music curated by our Composer-in-Residence and to celebrate what would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 75th birthday, we are asking any guitarists out there to come and fill his old home with music once again.

Take a look at our events below to see what takes your fancy…

Pulse

Thursday 16 November, 7.30pm

In the latest event hosted by our Composer-in-Residence Hunter Coblentz, Explore Ensemble present contemporary works featuring flautist Taylor MacLennan and cellist Deni Teo. The performance will include works by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, and a world premiere of a new work by Nicholas Moroz.

Battle of the Guitarists

Saturday 25 November, all day (11am-5pm)

To celebrate what would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 75th Birthday we are holding a competition for any budding guitar heroes out there!
Bring your guitar to 23 Brook Street at any point throughout the day and play us your best Hendrix riff to be in with the chance of winning a private party in the Hendrix Flat! Food and drink will be served all day and there will be special guitars available to play.

Talk by Terry Jenkins

Tuesday 28 November, 19:30pm

Have you seen our recently acquired portrait of John Rich? With the stage as his glory and artists such as Handel, John Gay and Thomas Arne at his disposal, Rich’s career was exciting and groundbreaking. Former principal tenor with the English National Opera and John Rich biographer, Terry Jenkins, presents the life and work of this eighteenth-century English theatre entrepreneur.

From our Friends...

Chelys Consort of Viols at Brighton Early Music Festival, Friday 10 November

Come and explore the legacy of the most popular tunes of the renaissance in this interactive picnic concert with Chelys Consort of Viols on Friday 10th November. Music by Tallis, Dowland, Byrd and more…

London Handel Festival
Messiah , Thursday 7 December, St.George’s Hanover Square

The London Handel Festival’s annual performance of Messiah is a fixture in the Christmas season. This is one of the best loved and most famous works in the Baroque music repertoire, and has an enduring popularity with audiences today.

The performance will take place at St.George’s, Hanover Square in the heart of Mayfair, where Handel worshipped and near where he lived. Simon Williams will conduct the choir of St.George’s and the London Handel Orchestra, led by Adrian Butterfield.

For further details and to book, please click here.

Latest news

Handel House Talent 2017-18
Posted on Friday November 03, 2017

We are delighted to announce our 2017-18 Handel House Talent musicians. Rosie Bowker (flute) Gwen Martin (soprano) Richard Robbins (tenor) Marta López Fernández (harpsichord) Joanna Harries (mezzo-soprano) Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde (cello) Handel House Talent is a scheme to further the career development of six young Baroque performers at the start of their professional careers. To find […]

Introducing our new Composer-in-Residence Alex Groves
Posted on Friday November 03, 2017

Alex Groves is a London-based composer working across both acoustic and electronic music, often combining live instrumentalists and singers with richly-textured electronics to create hypnotic and all-enveloping soundworlds. His music has been commissioned by Sky Arts, Union Chapel and Royal Opera House & East London Dance, and supported by Snape Maltings, Spitalfields Music, Bristol Old Vic […]

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