27 April 2012
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
Johan Zoffany, Self-portrait as David with the head of Goliath, 1756. Oil on canvas, 92.2 x 74.7 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Purchased with the assistance of the Isabella Mary Curnick Bequest and The Art Foundation of Victoria, 1994. Conductor and musicologist Gulliver Ralston brings alive the sound of Zoffany’s paintings with an evening of works by the young Mozart, Handel, J. C. Smith and Thomas Arne. The evening features a special performance of Handel’s ‘Water Music’ in a rare version possibly arranged by the composer for the Sharp family’s barge party on the Thames.
6.30–7.30pm, followed by a drink.
Event only £16
Event and exhibition entry £21 / £10 reductions (students, jobseekers and people with disabilities)
A limited number of tickets will be available on the door of the event from 6pm.