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    Join us for a matinee recital in the Elgar Room celebrating the music and astronomy of Sir William Herschel as part of the Hall’s Festival of Science: Space.

    The Herschel Ensemble are ambassadors of historically informed performance, promoting William Herschel’s much-neglected music as well as a wide assortment of repertoire, from baroque to contemporary.

    Sir William Herschel was a German-born British musician who became interested in astronomy later in life and built his own telescopes. It was with one of these instruments that Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781, before becoming a full-time astronomer employed by George III.

    By working closely with the William Herschel Society, the Herschel Ensemble now promotes his musical legacy through concerts, lectures, recitals and workshops. The ensemble have also released the first complete recording of Herschel’s Six Keyboard Sonatas.

    The programme will include William Herschel’s Keyboard Sonata with accompaniment no.1 in C major, Te Deum and Keyboard Sonata with accompaniment no.4 in D major, as well as the World Premiere of a commissioned piece by the Royal College of Music, inspired by Herschel’s works, for harpsichord, violin, cello and composed by Douglas Finch.

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