AAM Concerts

Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks
AAM performs free drop-in performances as part of the Open House Festival at London's Guildhall.

A royal court, a floating orchestra and a pyrotechnic display so dazzling that it brought London to a standstill. In early Georgian England, George Frideric Handel was the grand master of sonic pageantry, and his Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks are the sound of pure celebration: as fresh, as stirring and as gloriously tuneful now as they were three centuries ago.

But if you want to hear how Handel would actually have sounded back then: well, let’s just say that no period-instrument orchestra has more of a history with these scores than the Academy of Ancient Music. Five decades ago, the AAM redefined the way we listen to Handel. Today, AAM will light up the sky all over again, in four free drop-in performances at London's Guildhall.

Read more on the Open House Festival website.

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Sun 10 Sep
 | 11.30am–1.30pm, 2.30-4.30pm
Guildhall
London
Tickets: 
Free; no tickets required.
Programme
Handel
Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351
Handel
Water Music HWV348–350
Performers
Lucy Crowe
soprano
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings
conductor
Lucy Crowe
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings
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