Events and concerts

The Music Department organises a number of concerts, conferences, and other events annually.

Notable past and ongoing events include:

Events

Barber Lunchtime Series: Romantic Piano Fantasies

Barber Lunchtime Series: Romantic Piano Fantasies

Date
23 - 30/01/2015
Description
Concert pianist Kenneth Hamilton returns to the Barber with an intriguing tour of some of the most imaginative and capricious 19th-century pieces for piano, starting with Beethoven's impatiently eccentric Op. 77 Fantasy, moving through Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt, and coming full circle with Schumann's glorious Fantasy Op. 17, dedicated to Liszt, but secretly brimming with hidden references to Beethoven himself.
Barber Lunchtime Series: Rose Consort of Viols

Barber Lunchtime Series: Rose Consort of Viols

Date
06/02/2015
Description
The UK's leading viol ensemble, the Rose Consort, performs a selection of five-part fantasias, In nomines, and dance music from Tudor and Stuart England, including music by William Byrd, Antony Holborne, John Ward and Alfonso Ferrabosco II.
University Chamber Orchestra

University Chamber Orchestra

Date
08/02/2015
Description
Professor Andrew Kirkman directs the University Chamber Orchestra for an afternoon of Classical symphonies by Joseph Martin Kraus and Leopold Kozeluch, and works by Franz Joseph Haydn.
Monday Lunchtime Series

Monday Lunchtime Series

Date
09/02/2015 - 23/03/2015
Description
The Dome is home to our free Monday lunchtime student recital series each Spring term. We present a variety of ensembles and soloists, including early music groups and University Camerata.
Life on mars before Life on Mars: music and Adam Adamant Lives

Life on mars before Life on Mars: music and Adam Adamant Lives

Date
11/02/2015
Description
Annette Davison (University of Edinburgh) delivers this Music Research Colloquium seminar.
Barber Lunchtime Series: Whelan and Smith

Barber Lunchtime Series: Whelan and Smith

Date
13/02/2015
Description
Principal bassoonist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since 2008, Peter Whelan was described by the Philadelphia Enquirer as 'an absolute master of fleet facility with a solidly plush tone of wondrous immediacy'.
Chamber Ensembles and Gamelan Ensemble

Chamber Ensembles and Gamelan Ensemble

Date
15/02/2015
Description
In an eclectic concert of chamber music, students from across the University perform in small ensembles having received professional coaching through the Music Society's chamber music network. The Gamelan Ensemble give a captivating performance to open the concert with their director, Andy Channing.
English song in the 15th century: was this a golden age?

English song in the 15th century: was this a golden age?

Date
18/02/2015
Description
David Fallows (Univerity of Manchester) delivers this Music Research Colloquium seminar.
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