Trinity Laban and National Maritime Museum celebrate Jubilee with Water Music concert and exhibition

Trinity Laban's Baroque Orchestra will perform all three of Handel's Water Music Suites alongside two new works written in response to Handel's works by two Trinity Laban student composers at a special performance at the National Maritime Museum, directed by Walter Reiter, Baroque violin professor at Trinity Laban.

Handel's renowned Water Music premiered on 17 July 1717, when 50 musicians performed from a barge on the Thames. This time, the concert will take place inside the National Maritime Museum, and is given in association with the critically acclaimed Royal River Exhibition, which contains the oldest known score of Handel's piece. The concert will also feature new works written by Trinity Laban composition students Soosan Lolavar and Nick Morrish.

Dr Claire Mera-Nelson, Director of Music at Trinity Laban, says that Trinity Laban staff and students are delighted to be collaborating with the National Maritime Museum on this important project.

"At Trinity Laban, all music students learn about informed performance - in other words performing music of the past in a manner which recognises the contextual and stylistic traits of the music and music making practices of their time. This project has been an invaluable way of bringing these outstanding young musicians' attention to the important and many faceted points of inspiration that museums and galleries can bring to artists of all kinds."

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