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New Music Ensemble

New Music Ensemble

Date
12 February 2016
Description
New music, jazz and folk played by versatile jazz musician Percy Pursglove, conductor Daniele Rosina, talented vocalists and the University's New Music Ensemble
BEAST and SOUNDkitchen present: BEASTdome Pantry Sessions

BEAST and SOUNDkitchen present: BEASTdome Pantry Sessions

Date
13 - 14 February 2016
Description
BEAST and SOUNDkitchen continue their collaboration, joining forces to present two evenings of eclectic electronic music bringing together local, national and international artists.
VENUE CHANGE: Aisha Orazbayeva and Joseph Houston

VENUE CHANGE: Aisha Orazbayeva and Joseph Houston

Date
16 February 2016
Description
In 1982 Morton Feldman wrote For John Cage, a gradually evolving 70-minute world of sounds, rich in tone colour, the hallmark by which Feldman has come to be known.
Joel Sachs

Joel Sachs

Date
16 February 2016
Description
Julliard Professor, conductor and concert pianist Joel Sachs performs John Cage's 70-minute masterpiece for prepared piano.
miniBEAST featuring Erik Nyström

miniBEAST featuring Erik Nyström

Date
17 February 2016
Description
Erik Nyström curates a miniBEAST session with electronic music projected over the BEASTdome multichannel system.
Jazz Collective

Jazz Collective

Date
18 - 19 February 2016
Description
The Music Society's Jazz Collective take over the Bramall Foyer for some early evening jazz as we go back to basics with one of the CrossCurrents themes and student small bands perform the music that influences them most.
Jazz Collective

Jazz Collective

Date
18 February 2016
Description
The Music Society's Jazz Collective take over the Bramall Foyer for some early evening jazz as we go back to basics with one of the CrossCurrents themes and student small bands perform the music that influences them most.
Bramall Comedy Night featuring Zoe Lyons, Bobby Mair and compere Bethany Black

Bramall Comedy Night featuring Zoe Lyons, Bobby Mair and compere Bethany Black

Date
18 February 2016
Description
We welcome back the outstanding comedian Zoe Lyons to the Bramall Comedy Night. A regular panellist on Mock The Week and The Wright Stuff Zoe has also featured on Michael McIntryre's Comedy Roadshow.Also joining the line up is Canada's funnyman, Bobby Mair. Bobby has appeared on Russell Howard's Good News, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
Composers in Conversation

Composers in Conversation

Date
19 February 2016
Description
Judith Weir CBE, awarded the title Master of the Queen's Music in 2014, talks to Professor Michael Zev Gordon about her career and influences.
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Date
20 February 2016
Description
The UK's leading contemporary music ensemble BCMG closes the inaugural CrossCurrents festival with a multifaceted programme featuring no fewer than twelve world premieres.
The Boy Who Bit Picasso

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

Date
21 February 2016
Description
Come and play down on the farm with Tony and Picasso. We'll have loads of fun, make crazy pictures and we'll tell the true story of how a young boy became friends with one of the greatest artists who ever lived.
Harmonieband

Harmonieband

Date
22 February 2016
Description
Final year conducting student Benjamin Farrar directs Harmonieband, one of many ensembles from the Centre of Early Music Performance and Research.
Tongue Fu and Animal

Tongue Fu and Animal

Date
26 February 2016
Description
If you had a power animal what would it be? Can we choose or do we just get what we're given? Why does life seem intent on derailing the versions of ourselves we want the world to see?Animal is a new spoken-word musical comedy exploring these questions and more.
Performance Practice Recital

Performance Practice Recital

Date
29 February 2016
Description
Students taking the Department of Music's Studies in Performance Practice class as part of their degree give a performance of chamber music originating from 17th Century Italy to 19th Century Germany.
Final Year Recitalists 1

Final Year Recitalists 1

Date
03 March 2016
Description
Final year recitalists perform a selection of music in preparation for their end-of-year performance assessments.
Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller at Carnegie Hall 1939

Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller at Carnegie Hall 1939

Date
05 March 2016
Description
A year after Benny's triumphant Carnegie Hall 1938 debut, the King of Swing returned and this time with the new kid on the block, Glenn Miller.
CEMPR Small Ensembles

CEMPR Small Ensembles

Date
07 March 2016
Description
Students who receive lessons and coaching through the Music Department's Centre for Early Music Performance and Research present music for viol consort, voices, baroque flutes and strings, wind band and early keyboards.
BBC Philharmonic

BBC Philharmonic

Date
11 March 2016
Description
One of the UK's finest conductors, John Storgårds, directs the BBC Philharmonic with guest pianist Martin Roscoe to present works by Sibelius, Beethoven and Elgar.
University Women's Choir and Birmingham University Singers

University Women's Choir and Birmingham University Singers

Date
12 March 2016
Description
With Easter around the corner, Birmingham University Singers and University Women's Choir turn their attention to liturgical choral music.
Final Year Recitalists 2

Final Year Recitalists 2

Date
14 March 2016
Description
Final year recitalists perform a selection of music in preparation for their end-of-year performance assessments.
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