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Julia Bullock brings the vocal fireworks to an evening celebrating the Greatest Hits of the 18th Century. A baroque-tastic exploration of why the masterpieces of the time became so popular and remain so today.
London, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall £15 - £35 Book Now

This project is supported by Bruce Harris.

Which H composed the Fireworks Music?
Which B composed the Brandenburg Concertos?
Which V composed The Four Seasons?

You might already know the answers to these trivia questions, but if you don’t you almost certainly know the tunes. How did it come to be this way? Why are these tunes still everywhere today – from ringtones to soundtracks? And… are they over-rated?*

Baroquebusters is a fun and informative way to introduce these classics to friends and family as soprano Julia Bullock (pictured above) and the musicians of the OAE guide you through why they love this music. Expect firecracker performances and earworms.

Presented from the stage, music to be performed includes Spring from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Pachelbel’s Canon, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and the Fireworks Music by Handel… plus music from operas and songs by Handel, Lully, Purcell, Rameau and Strozzi. 

Suitable for everyone age 7 and over.

*no, obviously we don’t think they are over-rated.

Part of Southbank Centre Season 2024/25.