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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. Jan 2020

    28

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The interdisciplinary improvising collective and acclaimed viol consort come together with a programme of visual art and music, with new and old works by Duncan MacLeod, Ryoko Akama, Joel Bell, Sarah Dacey, Pauline Oliveras, Barbara Strozzi, Hildegard von Bingen, Matthew Locke and Leonora Duarte.

  2. Jan 2020

    31

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Our final year students present works for violin and flute, including music by Beethoven and Massenet.

  3. Feb 2020

    4

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The acclaimed violinist and legendary improvising musician play a set of spontaneous music.

  4. Feb 2020

    5

    Wednesday

    Seminars

    Public

    In this seminar Stephen Cottrell will chart the object biography of the Grafton 10265 saxophone and consider the changing meanings that have accrued to the instrument and what these might reveal about Charlie Parker, the Grafton alto, and the jazz tradition itself.

  5. Feb 2020

    7

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Our final year undergraduate students present works by Bach, Chopin and Beethoven.

  6. Feb 2020

    11

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Pioneering electronic musician and founder of City's Sound Studios, performs new work with Zubin Kanga (piano) and Heather Roche (clarinet), alongside work by Emmerson's teacher, Roger Smalley.

  7. Feb 2020

    12

    Wednesday

    Seminars

    Public

    Professor Katharine Ellis talks about her current project, reappraising the history of French musical life from provincial viewpoints.

  8. Feb 2020

    14

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Our final year popular vocalists present a lunchtime concert.

  9. Feb 2020

    18

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Apartment House performs compositions from the long and prolific career of American poet, performer and composer Jackson Mac Low, pioneer of chance, non-intention and systematic literature and music.

  10. Feb 2020

    19

    Wednesday

    Open days

    Public, Prospective Postgraduates

    Open Evenings are a fantastic opportunity to visit City, University of London to find out if it is the right choice for postgraduate study for you. Visit our Postgraduate Open Evening in February 2020.

  11. Feb 2020

    25

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    World premieres by John Croft and Edwin Hillier alongside recent music for ensemble, electronics and video, and Horațiu Rădulescu's rarely performed ‘Lux Animae’.

  12. Mar 2020

    10

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    A rare opportunity to hear the meticulously constructed music of John Wall in a multi-speaker concert setting, including the premiere of a new work, alongside recent works by fellow investigative electronic musicians Lee Fraser and Paul Obermayer.

  13. Mar 2020

    13

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Our final year students present works for clarinet and flute, including music by Beethoven and Schubert.

  14. Mar 2020

    17

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Highly acclaimed New York-based ensemble loadbang returns to City, with a programme of works written for their unique line-up of baritone voice, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone, including Chaya Czernowin's 2019 piece IRRATIONAL.

  15. Apr 2020

    2

    Thursday

    Concerts

    Public

    CIty's Experimental Ensemble, led by Tullis Rennie and Moss Freed, return to South London's hub for creative music, for an evening of exploratory large group improvised and composed music.