Katy Hamilton guest lecturer

Joseph Haydn was an employee of the noble Esterházy family for around three decades – from 1761 to 1790. In this role he wrote hundreds of compositions which we still hear today. Katy Hamilton is one of the UK’s most sought-after public speakers on music, providing talks for Southbank Centre, BBC Proms, Ryedale Festival and Oxford Lieder Festival. In her engaging and approachable style, Hamilton will explore Haydn’s musical world in the 1770s, and the two pieces we’ll be hearing in this evening’s concert. What was life like for Haydn and his fellow musicians? What sort of music did he write for the Esterházys, and where was it performed? Hamilton’s talk will prepare you for an uplifting evening recital with the OAE Experience Ensemble.

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