Today, we often take it for granted that musicians perform classical music from all ages - from Monteverdi right up to the present day, but that wasn't always the case. In the past, music was much more disposable (dare we say it, a little like some of today's pop music). Things were performed, became briefly popular and then disappeared. However, London became one of the first places to look back at the history of music, when Handel's glorious Messiah was revived in 1784, ensuring the work it's legendary, iconic status.
Royal Festival Hall at 5.45pm - OAE Extras. A short performance by young musicians from the Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience scheme. Free.
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 8XX