Hear it Live!

Join us to hear performances and talks based on the variety and diversity of our musical instrument collection.

12 October

The Sound of Tea: An event to celebrate the opening of 茶, चाय, Tea, (Chá, Chai, Tea)

Supriya Nagarajan has a unique voice in the British music scene and creates concept driven immersive music productions that push boundaries and encourage thought. She has performed across the world in various venues and festivals and is regularly supported by the PRS Foundation, Jerwood Foundation and Arts Council England. Her music is a blend of South Indian classical traditions and Western contemporary styles and she has released albums under the Manasamitra label, Tokuroku and Come Play With Me.

Lucy Nolan attended Oxford University and the Royal Northern College of music graduating with Distinctions in postgraduate degrees. She was the recipient of a number of prizes and a finalist in the RNCM’s Gold Medal weekend. She has been a guest artist on BBC radio 3 and performed new music at the Hong Kong World Harp Congress, The Royal Albert Hall, TUSK festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Lambeth Palace, Jaipur Literature Festival and Hull City of Culture.


About Hear it Live!

Hear it Live! often includes performances on our four historical keyboard instruments, three of which, from the former Finchcocks Musical Museum, were restored to playing condition thanks to National Lottery funding.

The instruments are:

  • A rare surviving example of a signed Neapolitan virginals by Onofrio Guarracino, 1668;
  • A beautifully-preserved square piano by Adam Beyer, London, 1777;
  •  A 1772 Kirckman harpsichord; and
  • A handsome English chamber organ, possibly by Joseph Beloudy, London, c.1800.

Find details of previous performances you can still watch below.

Watch one of the previous performances

The Hear It Live! recordings were made possible through the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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