A British Music Society event

Photo - Barbirolli Bust Bridgewater Hall
Barbirolli Bust Bridgewater Hall – Photograph by David Brierley

Saturday 10th May 2014 at 2.30pm

The British Music Society presents ‘Sir John Barbirolli: British Music’s Cockney Emissary’, an afternoon lecture at the British Library. Dr Raymond Holden, The Sir John Barbirolli Lecturer in Music at the Royal Academy of Music, will use recordings, marked scores and other performance artefacts to chart the role of Sir John Barbirolli as British music’s leading international advocate.

Material from both the Royal Academy of Music and the British Library will be on display. The lecture will start at 2.30pm and will be presented in two 50 minute halves with a short break. Approximate finish time: 4.30pm.Tickets: Free. You can book tickets by calling 01937 546 546 between 9am and 5pm or visiting the British Library in person. Tickets are also available on the British Library website.


The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB