Olwen Foulkes

Sun 23Feb2020

Indoor Fireworks: Entertainments from Drury Lane

Dorchester Arts, Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset


2.30pm - 4.30pm

£14 / £12 members & concessions / £5 under 12s accompanied by a full paying adult

From 1702, the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane staged vibrant and glittering entertainments of music, dance, and acrobatics during the intervals of spoken plays. Recorder player Olwen Foulkes – accompanied by theorbo and cello - introduces the music and musicians featured in these fashionable interval concerts. The programme includes fiery sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and Giuseppe Sammartini, and beautiful suites by less well-known musicians James Paisible, Matthew Locke, and John Grano.