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Best-Loved Baroque

8 August 2024 at 18:30:00

Snape Maltings, Snape

Best-Loved Baroque

Director Peter Whelan | Soloists Anneke Scott (horn), Miriam Kaczor (flute), Emma Black (oboe), Nicola Boud (chalumeau)

A famous French horn virtuoso in his days, the shadowy figure known only as ‘Mr Charles the Hungarian’ was an eccentric opportunist who travelled to Dublin in March 1742. A natural entrepreneur, he capitalized on the ‘Handelmania’ surrounding Handel’s residence in the city at the time, and produced a concert at the Smock Alley Theatre which consisted mainly of Handel’s music.
This programme recreates the programme and the bohemian atmosphere of the event, showcasing solos for various instruments, some of which had never been heard in Ireland before. Together with works by Hasse, Telemann and Bocchi, a performance of John Walsh’s early edition of Handel’s Water Music gives a perfect cross-section of this captivating moment in Dublin’s musical history.

Presented with generous support from Culture Ireland

The site is fully accessible for wheelchairs, including accessible toilets. We have the following dedicated spaces and provisions for wheelchair users: The wheelchair spaces in the Concert Hall are K3-K6 and K23-K26. The adapted toilets are situated in the Concert Hall Foyer. Lifts: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Hoffmann Building and the Granary Gallery have lift access to all levels. Wheelchair spaces and transfer seats can be booked by calling the box office on 01728 687110 or by email: A concession is available to companions of wheelchair users. An infrared hearing system is available in the Concert Hall. Large print format of our printed materials are available upon request. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome at all of our performance venues. Please contact the box office so that we can discuss appropriate seating.
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