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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. 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’.

  2. Mar 2020

    6

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace explores the great tradition of the operatic transcription, with solo piano versions of arias by Donizetti, Weber, Glinka and Wagner, in virtuoso arrangements by Liszt, Alkan, Balakirev and Tausig.

  3. 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.

  4. Mar 2020

    11

    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".

  5. 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.

  6. Mar 2020

    18

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Our final year students present works for piano and clarinet, Beethoven and Krommer.

  7. Mar 2020

    20

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    The City Balkan Ensemble, led by violinist and singer Gundula Gruen, presents vibrant music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

  8. Mar 2020

    27

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    A performance of traditional Javanese gamelan music, performed by students of City, University of London's Department of Music, directed by Andy Channing.

  9. Mar 2020

    27

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Franz Liszt's solo piano transcription of Beethoven's 5th symphony and Charles Ives' 'Concord' sonata, as part of Pace's complete cycle of Beethoven-Liszt symphonies, coinciding with the Beethoven 250 year.

  10. Mar 2020

    31

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    A performance of traditional Balinese gamelan music, performed by students of City, University of London's Department of Music, directed by Andy Channing.

  11. 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.

  12. Apr 2020

    3

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Franz Liszt's solo piano transcription of Beethoven's 1st symphony and the Piano Sonata in A-flat, op. 26, as part of Pace's complete cycle of Beethoven-Liszt symphonies, coinciding with the Beethoven 250 year.

  13. Apr 2020

    24

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Franz Liszt's solo piano transcriptions of Beethoven's 2nd and 4th symphonies, and transcriptions of works by Berlioz and Mendelssohn, as part of Pace's complete cycle of Beethoven-Liszt symphonies, coinciding with the Beethoven 250 year.

  14. May 2020

    5

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The clarinet and accordion duo perform new works by Christopher Fox, Rachel Beja, Johann Svensson, Patricia Martínez and Elnaz Seyedi.

  15. May 2020

    22

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Manchester's Vonnegut Collective perform Thomas Adès's virtuoso Piano Quintet, alongside a new work by Tullis Rennie, built from recordings and responces to the rehearsals of Adès' work.

  16. Jun 2020

    3

    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 June 2020.

  17. Jun 2020

    5

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Franz Liszt's solo piano transcription of Beethoven's 7th symphony alongside other works by Liszt, as part of Pace's complete cycle of Beethoven-Liszt symphonies, coinciding with the Beethoven 250 year.

  18. Sep 2020

    4

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Franz Liszt's solo piano transcription of Beethoven's 8th symphony and "An die ferne Geliebte", alongside Robert Schumann's Fantasy in C major, op. 17, as part of Pace's complete cycle of Beethoven-Liszt symphonies, coinciding with the Beethoven 250 year.

  19. Oct 2020

    2

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Franz Liszt's solo piano transcription of Beethoven's 6th symphony and Michael Finnissy's English-Country Tunes, as part of Pace's complete cycle of Beethoven-Liszt symphonies, coinciding with the Beethoven 250 year.

  20. Nov 2020

    6

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Franz Liszt's solo piano transcription of Beethoven's 3rd symphony, the Eroica, as part of Pace's complete cycle of Beethoven-Liszt symphonies, coinciding with the Beethoven 250 year.

  21. Dec 2020

    11

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Franz Liszt's solo piano transcription of Beethoven's 9th symphony, the Choral, the culmination of Pace's complete cycle of Beethoven-Liszt symphonies, coinciding with the Beethoven 250 year.