Music in Art

03oct11:0013:00Music in Art

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The Arts Society North Herts is presenting a lecture on Music in Art given by Sophie Matthews at Broadway Cinema on Thursday 3rd October 2024.

So many of our historical references for musical instruments can be found in works of art. Not only can these windows into the past show us what the instruments looked like, but also the social context in which they would have been played. Music and different instruments also play a strong role within symbolism in art. Sophie explores the instruments in selected works and then will give live demonstrations on replicas of the instruments depicted.

Sophie Matthews is a musician well-known for her prowess on the English border bagpipes and has become one of the foremost players of the instrument in the UK. She also plays a variety of early woodwind instruments such as shawm, rauschpfeife, crumhorm and recorder. She’s also one of a handful of British players of the baroque musette, an 18th century French bagpipe similar to the Northumbrian smallpipes.



(Thursday) 11:00 - 13:00


Broadway Cinema and Theatre

Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Letchworth SG6 3DD


Broadway Cinema and Theatre

01462 681088 Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Letchworth SG6 3DD

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