The great Dining Room at Weston, dominated by Robert Edge Pine’s conversation piece of Sir Henry and Lady Bridgeman and their Family Making Music below a bust of Handel, will be the setting for an evening concert by members of the Birmingham Conservatoire. In this, the tercentenary of the birth of Britain’s greatest landscape gardener, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the selection of works will include many that were favourites of Sir Henry Bridgeman, Brown’s patron at Weston Park. Both Sir Henry and his daughter Charlotte – who appears at the keyboard in the conversation piece – were keen musicians whose rich selection of sheet music has been studied and written about by Martin Perkins of the Birmingham Conservatoire.
This evening performance will give an opportunity to hear some of these works played alongside the enduring classics of Capability Brown’s time.
The performances will be divided by an interval when wine and canapes will be served and there will be an opportunity to see some of the world famous treasures of the Weston Park collection.
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Arne – Cantata “The Morning”
Mudge – Trumpet Concerto
Arne – Songs from ‘Artaxexres’ and ‘Alfred’
Boyce – Symphony No. 3 in C.
Handel – Let the Bright Seraphim
Tickets are £15 per person including wine and canapes during the interval
Places are limited, to book please call Suzanne Parkin on 01952 852130