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Playing for Jane

The Holburne Museum
Great Pulteney Street
Lunchtime recital at The Holburne Museum


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.00 per ticket



Join Helen Coombs as she presents a programme of music for the fortepiano that would have been known to Jane Austen, her friends and social circle. Listen to elegant and witty pieces designed for the delicate sound of the fortepiano in an intimate salon. Drawing upon pieces from a time when the boundaries between ‘serious’ and ‘popular’ music were blurred, this programme will include dances from the Playford collection, and a song and Sonatinas by Pleyel and Clementi. Pieces which Austen’s own Lady Catherine deBurgh would have mastered should she have practiced the fortepiano…

This recital is presented by Helen Coombs, a specialist in early keyboards and their music (harpsichord and fortepiano in particular), who has played as soloist and continuo in many early music groups. Helen is the founder of ‘Salon Baroque’, for which she plays and sings many different styles of music. She has been a regular visitor and performer at the Holburne, where the lovely Schantz fortepiano is an old friend.


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  • Indoor Event


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant

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Tel: 01225 388569

Opening Times

Opening (5 Dec 2017)
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