Wednesday 3rd June 2020 – Beethoven at 250

Beethoven at 250


Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Sandy Burnett

To mark the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Sandy will guide us through the life of this brilliant, cantankerous visionary and astonishingly original composer, a man who tore up the rule book of classical music. With visual images and examples of his music, Sandy will show us why Beethoven described himself as a ‘poet in sound’

Sandy is one of the UK’s most authoritative broadcasters in the field of classical music. His varied career has seen him as author, bassist, conductor, broadcaster and presenter, sharing his passion for music.

After studying music at St Catharine’s College in Cambridge, Sandy worked as music director for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and in London’s West End.

Sandy became a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3 for more than a decade, and also worked for Irish radio station RTÉ Lyric FM.

When he is not on our airwaves, Sandy is the author of the Idler Guide to Classical Music, and presenter of a related online course covering a thousand years of classical music from the medieval to modern eras. He also devises and leads cultural lecture holidays across Europe.

Sandy became an accredited lecturer with The Arts Society in 2017.

This meeting will be streamed online at 11:00am on Wednesday 3rd June 2020.
Members will receive an invitation by email to join the lecture.