There will be live music at Shugborough in September celebrating two composers who had connections with the house and Thomas Anson in the 18th century
On Saturday September 9th harpist Sioned Williams will be there playing music by Edward Jones, harper to the Prince of Wales, who visited Shugborough in the 1780s and played with Antonin Kammell, Thomas Anson’s composer friend. There will be some Kammell surprises too – including a rediscovered harp sonata.
On Sunday September 17th the Valle Quartet will be in the house playing quartets by Kammell that would have been heard there and at Thomas Anson’s London house. There will also be a quartet by Maddelena Sirmen who played for Thomas in 1772.
On Sunday September 24th Georgia Davies and Clair Stanley will be playing the six excellent violin duets by Kammell dedicated to Thomas Anson.
There will be several thirty minute performances during each of these days.
It’s free for visitors to the house. You can experience the music of the house as you wander or stay and listen.
Here’s a video introducing the music of Shugborough: