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After a busy September successfully celebrating 50 years since Jimi Hendrix first set foot in London, October looks more classically inclined! We are starting this exciting month of events off with a French Flautist, our second installment of late night improvised opera, and a musical exploration of dawn and dusk. October will end, of course, with a special Halloween-themed performance.

Introducing Monsieur Buffardin

Thursday 6 October, 6.30pm

PG Buffardin was a French flautist who had music written for him by J S Bach and was a member of the Dresden Court Orchestra. He also taught up and coming stars such as Johann Joachim Quantz.

The very talented Mirjam Munzel will be performing a series of pieces written for and played by Buffardin, whilst exploring what it may have been like for a musical star in 18th century Europe.

Promising to be full of virtuosic flair, this performance is a must-see.

Friday Late Muso Act II

Friday 7 October, 6pm, 7.15pm & 8.30pm

After the success of September’s performance, improv opera group Impropera are back this Friday for our late-night special to sing homage to these two great musical masters, all on our original 18th century harpsichord.

Find out why BBC Radio London said of the last performance that it was “very fun”, “really worth it”, and “a real privilege to be in the museum after dark”.

From Dawn to Dusk

Thursday 20 October, 6.30pm

The 20th of this month sees a unique and beautifully atmospheric performance by a lute and tenor.

This programme will explore twin themes of night, with its pleasure, pain and possibilities and dawn, as both an end and a new beginning.

 

Along Came a Spider

Friday 28 October, 7.30pm

This candle-lit, spooky concert focusing on curative melodies created for victims of venomous spider bites comes just in time for Halloween.

Expect pieces by 16th and 17th Century musicians from the recorder quartet, Palisander.

 

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On the 24th September 1966, an unknown Jimi Hendrix set foot in London for the first time. Later that day, he performed at the intimate Scotch St. James Club, where many members of the thriving 60s music scene watched in amazement.

This September, we celebrated 50 years of that historic moment with a weekend of Hendrix-themed events including a gig at the Scotch, with the Are You Experienced tribute band, featuring Hendrix’s brother Leon!

What an amazing weekend we had!

Time Out London helped us celebrate with these 10 places to have a Jimi Hendrix Experience, while the Guardian covered an interview with Leon Hendrix in his brother’s bedroom.

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  When: Wednesday 30th November, 7-10pm Where: St Pancras Old Church Tickets: £15   To celebrate Hendrix’s 80th birthday, Handel & Hendrix in London have curated an evening of electrifying live music. Honouring Jimi’s commitment to mind-bending performance, this magnetic programme is designed to inspire. The event will take place amongst the beautiful setting of […]

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