Katarzyna Kowalik: Harpsichordist, Early Music Specialist
26/10/2017   7:00 PM
Music Inspired by Illness in the Pre-Anaesthetic Era
The Old Operating Theatre, 9a Saint Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY

This event will offer a short overview by Nick Newton of the emotional impact of illness and impending surgery on individuals in the 17th & 18th Century, followed by an introductory talk from Tim Smith, focussing on the aetiology and management of bladder stones in the pre-anaesthetic era.
These brief introductions will set the scene for a concert by the Royal Baroque Ensemble, under the direction of Katarzyna Kowalik, of music composed by Marin, Lully, Froberger, Couperin and Zelenka reflecting the patient's anxieties concerning illness, surgery without anaesthesia and the close encounters with imminent or untimely death.

Royal Baroque:
Christiane Eidsten Dahl - baroque violin
Rebecca Vučetić - recorders
Kaisa Pulkkinen - baroque harp, recorders
Kate Conway - viola da gamba
Katarzyna Kowalik harpsichord

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.
*Access: The museum is only accessible through a 52-spiral staircase.
11/11/2017   11:15 AM
Brighton Early Music Festival
Komedia Studio, Brighton

'Tales in Music' with Little Baroque Company