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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Trombonist Peter Moore; Bang on a Can All-Stars; Songs of Motherhood and Childhood; Handel Festival

17 January, 2019 — By Sebastian Taylor

Trombonist Peter Moore. Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

YOUNG trombonist Peter Moore is playing the lunchtime recital at LSO St Luke’s this Friday (January 18). He’s already the stuff of legend, still aged only 22. At age12, he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2008 and was appointed co-principal trombonist by the LSO at the age of 18.
• LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, EC1, 020 7490 3939, www.lso.co.uk

THE Venus Unwrapped series continues with two sessions by New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars this Friday and Saturday (January 18 and 19). On Friday, the programme embraces the Venus theme with works by female composers. On Saturday, there’s a white-knuckle tuc-tuc ride through sun-kissed Indian palaces and fiend-infested forests with Kali the demon-slayer, life-saver and Supreme Mother.
• Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG, 7.30pm, from £9.50 online, 020 7520 1490, www.kingsplace.co.uk

INSPIRED by the Foundling Hospital’s stories of women and children, soprano Maggie Cooper and pianist Laetitia Fédérici explore songs of motherhood and childhood from around the globe at the Foundling Museum on Sunday afternoon (January 20). Enjoy Bernstein and Poulenc along with works by Schumann and Britten plus lullabies from Spain and Russia.
• Songs of Motherhood and Childhood, Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, 3pm, free with museum admission, 020 7841 3600, https://foundlingmuseum.org.uk

AN advance concert publicising The London Handel Festival in late March-April is being held at St John’s Smith Square next Tuesday (January 22). La Nuova Musica is putting on a semi-staged performance of Handel’s Alcina.
• St John’s Smith Square, Smith Square, Westminster, SW1P 3HA, 7pm, from £20, 020 7222 1061, www.sjss.org.uk/

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