Sat, Feb 18|
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Pacific Baroque Festival: Foreign Inspiration
Exciting compositions played by the best musicians of 18th century England – including the incomparable George Frederic Handel.
Time & Location
Feb 18, 2023, 7:30 PM
Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8V 3N4, Canada
About the Event
With the advent of public concerts, the fascination with opera, and the opening of the ‘pleasure gardens’, London, as the largest city in Europe, became a hive of musical activity during the 18th century. The plethora of musical opportunities attracted foreign musicians, especially from Germany and Italy, to visit or make their home there. One could hear the very latest compositions played by the best musicians of the day, most notably George Frederic Handel, who became a kind of composer-in-residence at the Vauxhall pleasure gardens during the 1730s.