Newcastle Upon Tyne Assembly Rooms and Charles Avison black plaque in Newcastle upon Tyne

Assembly House, Westgate Street. Charles Avison 1709-1780. Composer. Held his first public subscription concert in this building in 1735. the first Assembly Rooms in Newcastle 1716-1736.

Charles Avison (/ˈeɪvɨsən/; 16 February 1709 (baptized) – 9 or 10 May 1770) was an English composer during the Baroque and Classical periods. He was a church organist at St John The Baptist Church in Newcastle and at St. Nicholas's Church (later Cathedral). He is best remembered for his 12 Concerti Grossi after Scarlatti and his Essay on Musical Expression, the first music criticism published in English.

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