Then & Now 1/22: Lord Byron

Then & Now 1/22: Lord Byron

Today is Monday, January 22nd, 2018, it’s the anniversary of the birth of George Gordon, Lord Byron.  He was born on this date in London in 1788 and inspired countless works of literature.  It’s said he even inspired the archetypal character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

And there are so many works of music that composers based on him, including composers such as Berlioz, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and much later, David Bowie.

You can hear live music on day as part of the Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning’s Music Monday, featuring violinist Bella Hristova and pianist Amy Yang.  That’s at Venice Presbyterian Church this afternoon at 3.