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37a. Kerner, Keats and the Physician Poet

14 October 2021, 11:00am - 12:00pm

This event is in two parts; one ticket covers both parts.
37a: 11am - 12pm, Kerner, Keats and the Physician Poet
37b: 3.15pm - 4.15pm, The Original (anti-) Vaxxers

Click here for details about part 2 (event 37b).

Today’s two-part Song Connections event is led by Natasha Loges and presented in association with the Royal College of Music. Natasha explores where music meets medicine, via poetry and the surprising number of physician poets who have been set in song. These include Justinus Kerner (we hear Schumann’s settings at lunchtime), Keats (who died 200 years ago this year) and Alois Jeitteles (the poet of Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte). Songs of sickness and recovery punctuate a fascinating discussion around these and other figures.


This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The complete event duration is approximately 2 hours, with a break in the middle


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Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.


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14 October 2021, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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