2 August 2019

Another exciting and innovative concert-play from Clare Norburn to follow the successes at previous festivals of Breaking the Rules and Burying the Dead. As a scientist and philosopher, Galileo was the odd-one-out in a family of musicians. In this  exploration of his ideas, music by Monteverdi, Kapsberger and Galileo’s own father and brother acts as a trigger to memory,  transporting us back to his lectures and early experiments, and recalling matters of family, cosmology, and ultimately his  betrayal and trial for heresy.

Galileo music running order

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Saint James Clerkenwell


7 to 9 January 2021

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Supported in 2020 by:

Aspinwall Educational Trust

Fidelio Trust

Golsoncott Foundation

Kirby Laing Foundation

Radcliffe Trust

Thistle Trust