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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. Apr 2019

    24

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    City hosts the Choir of Université PSL (Université de recherche Paris Sciences et Lettres), performing a programme of standards, hymns, spirituals and traditional music, reflecting the idea of "freedom songs".

  2. Apr 2019

    25

    Thursday

    Concerts

    Public

    Pianist Mark Knoop plays a lunchtime recital of works exploring repetition and musical economy, to coincide with our two-day conference "Again and Again".

  3. Apr 2019

    25

    Thursday

    Concerts

    Public

    Hear Simeon ten Holt's beautiful 1976 piece, a melancholy and meditative take on minimalist music, performed on this occasion on two pianos and two marimbas.

  4. Apr 2019

    25

    Thursday

    2 days

    Conferences

    Public

    Join us at City, University of London for a discussion interdisciplinary conversation about musical repetition in its broadest and its most particular terms

  5. Apr 2019

    26

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Morton Feldman's final work, a 70-minute tapestry of repetition and variation. The performance concludes City's conference, "Again & Again: Musical Repetition in Aesthetics, Analysis and Experience", taking place 25-26 April 2019.

  6. Apr 2019

    30

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Pianist Richard Uttley performs works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Michael Cutting, Naomi Pinnock and a world premiere by Kate Whitley.

  7. May 2019

    1

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    ELISION celebrate the vivid, fiercely virtuosic work of composer Richard Barrett, closely associated with the ensemble for over 25 years. Programme includes a major new work, 'membrane', for trombone and electronics.

  8. May 2019

    8

    Wednesday

    Lectures

    Public

    Professor Hilari will talk about aphasia, the communication impairment that affects about 30% of people who have a stroke.

  9. May 2019

    10

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Rolf Hind plays Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' expansive Piano Sonata (1981) alongside musical tributes to Maxwell Davies' continuing influence by a number of today's composers.

  10. May 2019

    13

    Monday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs a recital including Sam Hayden's 40-minute cycle for solo piano, Becomings (Das Werden) I-VII (2016-18).

  11. May 2019

    14

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Our final year BMus cellist and flautist take the stage for their end of year recitals. Open to the public and free to attend.

  12. May 2019

    15

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Our final year BMus singers take the stage for their end of year recitals. Open to the public and free to attend.

  13. May 2019

    16

    Thursday

    Concerts

    Public

    Our final year BMus pianists and organist take the stage for their end of year recitals. Open to the public and free to attend.

  14. May 2019

    17

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Imaginative pianist Lebedeva presents "a concert that speaks in more ways than one", combining music with evocative film images by Alexander Fodor and words by artist Martin Firrell.

  15. May 2019

    20

    Monday

    Concerts

    Public

    An ingenious collaboration from City's PhD composers, exploring artificial intelligence, futurism, music, technology, automation and 1980s game show aesthetics.

  16. May 2019

    20

    Monday

    Conferences

    Public

    In conjunction with the Institute of Musical Research.

  17. May 2019

    21

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Hear Olivier Messiaen's profound quartet, written while the composer was a prisoner of war, performed by CIty's resident virtuoso chamber ensemble.

  18. May 2019

    22

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Virtuosic vocal ensemble EXAUDI return to City, with a diverse selection of new works by City composers.

  19. May 2019

    23

    Thursday

    Concerts

    Public

    Lila Cita, the UK's leading Balinese gamelan group perform together with the stunning Lila Bhawa dance troupe.

  20. May 2019

    24

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Four outstanding pianists, all alumni from City's undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes, play a diverse selection of works, reflecting the breadth of their expertise.

  21. May 2019

    24

    Friday

    Alumni Events

    Students, Alumni, Academics

    Alumni Concert and Networking Reception

  22. May 2019

    28

    Tuesday

    Lectures

    Public

    The Department of Music welcomes Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, distinguished bass player, teacher, broadcaster and founder of the Chineke! Foundation, to deliver our annual public lecture.

  23. May 2019

    28

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The early musics of Eastern and Western Europe, including Latin, Byzantine, and Slavic chant, performed by CIty's specialist vocal ensemble at the Church of St Clements, directed by Alexander Lingas.

  24. May 2019

    29

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    A unique musical-choreographic collaboration between Kae Ishimoto (Japan), Soosan Lolavar (U.K.–Iran), and Rosa van Hensbergen (U.K.), exploring questions of inheritance, object attachment, and loss, tradition and culture.

  25. May 2019

    30

    Thursday

    Concerts

    Public

    Fresh new multi-channel electronica, experiments in music and sonic art from City's legendary sound studios.

  26. May 2019

    31

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Haydn's dramatic and well-loved 'Mass in a time of war', performed by the combined voices and instrumentalists of City's choir and orchestra.

  27. Jun 2019

    29

    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 June 2019.

  28. 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.