Birmingham Conservatoire Public Research Seminar Series- Martin Perkins and Emily van Evera

November 3rd, 3.30pm-5pm, Birmingham Conservatoire, tickets £4

Martin Perkins and Emily van Evera – ‘Lecture-Recital: Charlotte Bridgeman’s Music Collection’

Like all daughters of landed families in the eighteenth century, Charlotte Bridgeman, eldest daughter of the first Baron Bradford, of Weston Park, was taught music – one of the essential skills of eligible young ladies. She sang and played the harpsichord, made music with her family and collected sheet music of the day, which survives in the Weston Park Archives. Martin Perkins (harpsichord) is joined by renowned interpreter of early vocal music Emily Van Evera in a lecture-recital exploring Charlotte’s music collections, dating from her childhood to her married years, to give an intimate portrait of music-making in a country house.

You are warmly invited to Birmingham Conservatoire’s continuing Autumn 2015 Series of Public Research Seminars, which take place on selected Tuesday afternoons, 3.30-5.00 pm. Each semester’s programme now includes a dedicated Lecture-Recital that will offer a strong model for practice-based research.

These seminars are open to all, including members of the public. They are held in Birmingham city centre, just a five-minute walk from New Street Station, in the Conservatoire’s Arena Foyer (see map: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/about-us/maps-and-campuses/birmingham-conservatoire/map-and-directions).

Tickets available on the door.