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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - The Science of Laughter - Online Event

Sun 19 Jul
Classical

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - The Science of Laughter - Online Event

Kauffmann Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut from “Harmonische Seelenlust”
JS Bach Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut BWV 113
Lassus Media Vita
Telemann Dolce from Sonata à 4

with Neuroscientist Dr Sophie Scott, reading an extract from Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

The Music:
The antidote for the burdened and sorrowful soul in BWV 113 is God’s ‘healing Word’ which causes the heart to laugh again! This laughter can be heard in the Chorale and Recitative, with a burst of playful semiquavers in the continuo cello.

The Science:
Continuing on the theme of laughter, Neuroscientist Dr Sophie Scott discusses the science of laughter and why we instinctively try to make each other laugh to get through difficult times.

Watch The Science of Laughter on Sunday 19th July at 11:30am from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s YouTube channel.

Date & start time:Sun 19 Jul – 11.30am
Venue:Online Event

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