This concert will be taking place online via Facebook Live.
Follow us on a journey through nine concerts taking in a range of musical genres, from the traditional to the unexpected. Over the course of the series, you will hear three different instruments presented in three different ways each. Every week we also ask our performers to respond to themes suggested by the collections in our world famous Library. For this concert, the theme is Resist!
The concerts will be streamed live from our Facebook page at 13:00 on the day of the concert, with details of their programme available on this webpage.
Music brings people together and offers comfort in difficult times, and our lunchtime concerts were first created as a way of raising morale during the Second World War. Learn more about the history of our lunchtime concerts and the legacy of Dame Myra Hess through our online gallery.
Image: William Marsey
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Meet the Artist
Joseph Havlat was born in Hobart, Australia, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Prof. Joanna MacGregor from 2012 -18.
He is currently a Young Artist at St. John’s Smith Square, and in 2019 was made Young Artist of the Oxford Lieder Festival alongside fellow Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, and was the winner of the keyboard section of the ROSL music competition.
Aside from work as a soloist he is also a keen chamber musician, performing frequently with his clarinet trio, the Tritium trio, and also the LSO percussion ensemble.
Read Joseph's full bio on his website: josephhavlat.com
Need to Know
- 13:00 – 13:55
- Bishopsgate Institute