The Royal Philharmonic Society contacts us this week with news that they plan to celebrate the life of one of their early members, Johann Peter Salomon on the 11 March. The first leader of the Philharmonic orchestra, Salomon brought Haydn to London and commissioned some of his finest work for his subscription concert series. The plaque that we are subsequently unveiling on 24 March is to be installed where Salomon lodged with Haydn during that stay.
2015 marks 200 years since Salomon died and the RPS would like you to join them for an evening’s music with members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and some food. Details of the event and tickets may be found here. In the meantime you might like to go and visit Salomon’s own memorial (right) which lies in the South Cloister of Westminster Abbey.