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Department of Music events

The Department of Music hosts public concerts, seminars and conferences throughout the academic year, presented by visiting international researchers, composers and performing musicians, alongside our talented students and staff.

Our vibrant concert series includes experimental new music and world music, chamber recitals and innovative work from our sound studios, reflecting the diversity of the department's research interests. Most of the concerts are free to attend and held in the newly refurbished Performance Space in the College Building.

Archived events

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  1. Sep 2019

    12

    Thursday

    3 days

    Concerts

    Public

    The third annual SPARC Symposium considers 'ecological thinking' and our perception of the world around us, through three days of concerts, talks, discussions and foraging activities.

  2. Oct 2019

    5

    Saturday

    Open days

    Public, Prospective Undergraduates

    Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to visit City, University of London to find out if it is the right choice for you. Visit our Open Day in October 2019.

  3. Oct 2019

    8

    Tuesday

    Lectures

    Public

    Inaugural lecture from Miguel Mera, Professor of Music

  4. Oct 2019

    15

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Composer Annie Mahtani presents multichannel electronica exploring the juxtaposition of real, abstract and surreal soundworlds, diffused live on City’s surround sound system.

  5. Oct 2019

    18

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    The pianists presents a programme of nocturnes: music inspired by the imagery of the night, including pieces by Debussy, Poulenc and Britten.

  6. Oct 2019

    22

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Sam Hayden’s ambitious cycle for solo piano ‘Becomings (Das Werden) I-VII’ and Schumann’s ‘Davidsbündlertänze’.

  7. Oct 2019

    29

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The pianist presents Luc Ferrari’s rarely-performed masterpiece ‘36 Enfilades’ for piano and tape, a whirlwind tapestry of quotations in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the composer's birth.

  8. Nov 2019

    12

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The egalitarian ensemble, guided by the principle that anyone can participate in music-making, presents experimental works by Annea Lockwood, Alwynne Pritchard and Amnon Wolman, alongside new work by City composers.

  9. Nov 2019

    22

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    A lunchtime recital exploring responses to the piano by contemporary Japanese composers, and responses to the influence of Japan by Western composers, including music by Tōru Takemitsu, Oliver Knussen and Claude Debussy.

  10. Nov 2019

    26

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The violinist presents a special recital to launch her new book, focussing on early twentieth century female violin virtuosos. The programme will include works by Vaughan-Williams, Paganini and Amy Beach.

  11. Dec 2019

    3

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    New works for piano and percussion, including London and world premieres by Olly Sellwood and Nick Moroz.

  12. Dec 2019

    10

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Two of City’s resident gamelan ensembles perform contrasting forms of the music of the Indonesian percussion orchestra, the rich and melodic gamelan degung, and the rhythmic and playful gamelan anklung.