Artists and Scientists Get Together Meetup Group

 Artists and Scientists Get-Together

Music and Birds: A Violinist’s View

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Wednesday 25th December, 2019
5.30 for 6.00 to 7.30pm
The Linnean Society of London

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF
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In this talk we explore the connections between great composers of both the human and avian worlds: from Mozart’s beloved pet starling to Vaughan Williams’ ascending lark. Do female birds sing or was Darwin accurate in portraying them as far too coy compared to their ardent males?

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 17:30.
  • Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a white wine reception.

Classical violinist, Paul Barritt, Permanent Guest Leader of the Hallé Orchestra, explores the use of birds, their image, calls and sounds in classical music in a talk complete with musical examples both electronic and live.

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