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Percussion - Use and Abuse Nigel Bates Thursday 09 January 2020

From calling ancient armies to battle to signalling the audience to stand for the National Anthem, drums and percussion have been part of history beyond their musical contributions.    Nigel is a professional percussionist who will explore the development of percussion instruments over the last 100 years.   His lecture includes video footage from the orchestra pit at the Royal Opera House.