Join Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown as The Friends of the Holburne celebrate Frank Brown’s contribution to the Museum in an informal, intimate evening of music and discussion. They will conjure up the 19th-century salon with musical gems, performed on that quintessential salon instrument, the guitar, in duo with the museum’s rare and beautiful Schantz fortepiano. They will introduce and illustrate their respective instruments, and Sam will talk about the guitar’s mystical relative, the lute.
The recital will be followed by a convivial party in the Garden Café. This will be an opportunity to relax, meet the performers and enjoy a drink. Over the past few years, the music has been excellent and the parties that followed have been a great opportunity to meet other Friends of potential Friends!
Since meeting at the Royal College of Music in 2015, Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown have earned a reputation for their dynamic playing and faultless ensemble, performing in venues and festivals across the UK. Performing on virginals, harpsichord, fortepiano, renaissance lute, romantic guitar and classical guitar, the duo arrange and perform a vast repertoire, ranging from 16th century lutenists to the 19th century salon, through Baroque opera and Classical symphonies. Nathaniel Mander has enjoyed an international career as one of the leading performers of his generation. His latest project has been recording a series of harpsichord videos with the award winning film director David Percy. Sam Brown also pursues an international career as a guitarist and lutenist. Sam recorded his first CD, a chamber concerto dedicated to him by Barry Mills, with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017.
£25 (to include a party in the Garden Café afterwards)
The Garden Café and the exhibition Anthony Fry: A Retrospective will be open from 6 to 7pm.