London Concertante gave a superb performance of music by the astronomer William Herschel and his musical contemporaries in the University Chapel last week.
Herschel is very well known to the astronomical community as (amongst other major achievements) the discoverer of the planet Uranus. However, Hershel was originally a musician (an oboist) who came to the UK in 1759 and was employed as a music teacher and organist in Bath.
The concert, organised by the Keele Astrophysics Group, as one of the evening events associated with the International Astronomical Union Symposium 256 held at Keele last week, included a divertimento by Mozart, oboe concertoes by Albinoni and Herschel, "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" by Handel (like Herschel, a German who made his home in the UK) and a concerto for oboe and violin by J. S. Bach.
London Concertante return to Keele on 22 October as part of the Keele Concert series.
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