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Sunday 24 October 2021, 4pm

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Ludwig: Composer & Improviser

Ludwig: Composer & Improviser

Presented by Saffron Hall

Matthew Barley sitting reading a Beethoven score with a death mask of Beethoven hung on the wall behind him

Celebrating 250 years since the birth of Beethoven, Matthew Barley and friends examine Ludwig’s life through the prism of his cello sonatas.

Arguably better known in his lifetime as a improviser than a composer, Beethoven’s life is vividly brought to life through fascinating discussions, improvisation and performance.

Performance information

Running time

2 hours 30 minutes

Booking information


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is not part of our Ten for £10 scheme.

Programme and performers


  • Matthew Barley cello
  • Ivana Gavric piano
  • Tim West piano

Information for your visit

Sunday 24 October 2021, 4pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Additional information


For this event, drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

Booster seats not available

Buggy parking not available

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