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Event Date: 22nd November 2022
Event Time: 10:45

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In celebration of the Academy’s Bicentenary, the Museum presents a day focusing on 19th-century composer, pianist, conductor and pedagogue William Sterndale Bennett. The programme includes talks and lectures on Bennett’s relationship with the Academy, his music and his legacy, and culminates in a performance of his works at 5.30pm.

10.45: Welcome
Susana Caldeira Head of Collections

11.00: Inspirations of Youth
Dr Elena Vorotko

11.50: Bennett and Piatti, the duo
Adrian Bradbury

12.20: Short break

12.30: Sonata Duo for Piano and Cello, op. 32
Adrian Bradbury cello
Thomas Kelly piano

13.30: Lunch break – (lunch can be purchased from the Canteen on the basement floor)

14.30: Historical background to the Sterndale Bennett gift
Dr Alastair Laurence Director at John Broadwood & Sons Ltd

15.00: Musicians and Artists in Bohemian London
Dr Anna Maria Barry

15.30: Short break

15.45: William Sterndale Bennett’s Principalship of the Royal Academy of Music
Professor Timothy Jones MA DPhil Hon RAM Deputy Principal

16.15: William Sterndale Bennett. His work, influence and legacy in the wider world
Barry Sterndale-Bennett

16.45: Tea/Coffee break

17.30: William Sterndale Bennett Piano Concerto no 5 in F minor arranged by Timothy Jones
Xiaowen Shang piano
Leo Kerr clarinet
Asaka Quartet
James Trowbridge doublebass

Programme Notes