Saraband in the Music Room at Kenwood House
In the eighteenth century, the beautiful music room at Kenwood House was where the lady of the house would entertain her guests. It is now peopled by beauties and celebrities such as Kitty Fisher, Mrs Jordan and Emma Hart in portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough & Hoppner.
Saraband will weave together music and stories inspired by the house and its artworks in half hour programmes to be repeated during the day on three summer Sundays.
The lives of the people in the portraits, the painters who painted them and the cultural context from which they spring will be brought to life using music from the time. An un-ticketed free flow event in true 18th fashion.