Concerts and the Canon

Fri 08 Mar 2013 17.45

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Event Price: Free admission

On this date in 1813, the Philharmonic Society gave its first public concert in London. As part of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Bicentenary celebrations, this talk looks at what concert life was like two hundred years ago and how the recognised classics of today, including RPS Honorary Member Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 were introduced to British audiences. David Owen Norris, pianist, broadcaster & composer, Dr Leanne Langley, social historian and Ian Taylor, author of Music in London and the Myth of Decline: From Haydn to the Philharmonic talk with Tom Hutchinson from the RPS.