Jane Glover in Conversation

Thu 11 Jul 2019 6-6.45pm

Wigmore Hall, London

Event Price: £5

In 1710, a talented young supernova landed in London and transformed its musical life. While much has changed since Handel’s day, much has remarkably stayed the same, as revealingly chronicled by conductor Jane Glover in her acclaimed new book Handel in London. In this special event, co-presented by the Wigmore Hall and RPS, our Chief Executive James Murphy talks to Jane about the iconic composer, his lasting impact in Britain, and how exploring his extraordinary life story has shaped how she performs his music.

Praise for Jane's book:

Written in elegant prose that wears its author's scrupulous scholarship lightly ... Glover deftly weaves musical analysis into her biographical flow. Her greatest achievement, however, is to give life and music a political and social context.

- Richard Morrison, The Times

Tickets £5. Call the Wigmore Hall box office on 020 7935 2141 or book online.