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Music and Ideas: A Social History of Britain through Musical Instruments

Dates
05 July 2018, 6:15pm

Venue
East Parry Room

Tickets
Free but ticket required

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Music and Ideas: A Social History of Britain through Musical Instruments

Dates
05 July 2018, 6:15pm

Venue
East Parry Room

Tickets
Free but ticket required

Professor Gabriele Rossi Rognoni Curator, Royal College of Music Museum

Musical instruments are amongst the tools that have accompanied humankind for the longest time and in the most pervasive manner since the earliest stages of civilisation.

Their construction, decoration, sound and materials reflect broader social and economic directions of their place of origin, and often define the musical traits of those who use them. This inaugural professorial lecture investigates the various connections between musical instruments and some key moments in the social history of Britain.

Plan your visit

Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

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   South Kensington: 0.5 miles
   Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
   High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles

   Paddington: 1.5 miles
   Victoria: 2 miles

   Santander Cycles docking station and public cycle locking facilities adjacent to RCM

The RCM provides refreshments for students, visitors and staff throughout the year. There is also a range of restaurants, cafés and other establishments nearby, most adjacent to South Kensington station.

Lunch & snacks

BaRCM offers a great range of hot and cold snacks and beverages each weekday between 9am and 4pm as well as delicious full lunch options between 12pm and 2pm.

Evening performance refreshments

The RCM offers a range of pre-performance and interval refreshments, plus a selection of light snacks for those attending evening events in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and the Britten Theatre. These are served between 6pm and 9pm (5pm for early evening performances) in the Britten Theatre Bar or the RCM Foyer Bar.

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