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London's Foundling Museum showcases the work of Handel

Published: Monday 24th of November 2008

One of London's best-kept secrets will showcase the musical work of one of its founders later in this month.

On November 28th the Foundling Museum will host Handel in the Playhouse, performed by the Earl's Court Baroque.

The concert is a presentation of specific adaptations of George Frideric Handel's Italian opera music, which were aimed at bringing versions of the high art form to working-class audiences of 18th century England.

Billed by the museum as a "modern premiere", this performance will offer a unique chance for the current generation to experience these idiosyncratic works as they were originally intended.

GF Handel was instrumental in establishing the Foundling Hospital, which was London's first home for abandoned and orphaned children.

The museum which continues its name celebrates and maintains the legacy of this most valuable and cherished institution, which was demolished in 1926.

LondonPass holders can enjoy a visit to the Foundling Museum for free, saving £5 for adults. They can also purchase the guide book at a reduced price, down from £5.99 to just £3.

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