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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 concerts

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  1. Nov 2017

    24

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Music by three rarely heard early 20th century composers: Amy Beach, Nadia Boulanger and Rebecca Clarke.

  2. Nov 2017

    27

    Monday

    Concerts

    Public

    Two events as part of the 2nd London International Medtner Festival, dedicated to the work of Russian composer-pianist Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951).

  3. Nov 2017

    28

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The harper and composer presents her work, drawing on Irish traditional music and electronica.

  4. Nov 2017

    29

    Wednesday

    Seminars

    Public

    This seminar will discuss the composition and performance of work for Irish traditional musicians and live electronics, including the John Cage ‘Circus On’ score and its relationship to Irish traditional music and musicians in the 1970s and 1980s.

  5. Dec 2017

    5

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The innovative pianist performs works by Bach, Scarlatti, Debussy, Ed Bennett, Richard Emsley and more.

  6. Dec 2017

    6

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Our talented vocal students perform music including Bob Chilcott's 'A Little Jazz Mass' and carols for choir and audience.

  7. Dec 2017

    8

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Chamber works by the composers of the Second Viennese School, alongside Zemlinsky's rarely heard Trio.

  8. Dec 2017

    12

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Violinist Marco Fusi presents three works by masters of the Italian avant-garde.

  9. Jan 2018

    30

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Programme to include Busoni's towering 'Fantasia contrappuntistica' and Debussy's rarely heard late ballet score 'Khamma'.

  10. Jan 2018

    31

    Wednesday

    Seminars

    Public

    These decisions are made based also on the space and the social context of the performance, and this talk will discuss their ramifications and possibilities.

  11. Feb 2018

    2

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    The innovative flautist plays music for baroque flute, alto flute and bass flute.

  12. Feb 2018

    20

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Works for multichannel electronics, flute and piano, performed by the composer, with Carla Rees and Philip Mead.

  13. Feb 2018

    20

    Tuesday

    Seminars

    Public

    The day will include roundtable sessions, breakout discussion groups and plenary sessions.

  14. Feb 2018

    21

    Wednesday

    Seminars

    Public

    In this presentation he discusses why as much as how this is done. What does the use of live electronics add? He discusses ideas of poetics in his work. He will look in detail at the works performed in the previous evening’s concert.

  15. Feb 2018

    23

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Late masterpieces by Claude Debussy for clarinet, violin, cello and piano.

  16. Feb 2018

    27

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    A new performance piece by composer Matthew Shlomowitz, in collaboration with choreographer Shila Anaraki and violinist Aisha Orazbayeva.

  17. Feb 2018

    28

    Wednesday

    Seminars

    Public

    This seminar will explore the intersection of the socially entangled courtly cultures of singing and tourneying as attested by Douce 308, and will discuss ways in which the idealized eroticism of courtly love can been seen in the light of ideas of performative violence.

  18. Mar 2018

    6

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Belgrade-based Ensemble Studio6 perform Richard Barrett's evening-length piece, exploring composed and improvised music for ensemble and electronics.

  19. Mar 2018

    9

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Ravel's astonishing piano showpiece, 'Gaspard de la nuit' and selections from Janáček's 'On an Overgrown Path'.

  20. Mar 2018

    13

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The Manchester-based ensemble present a 'happening', based around the life and work of composer Cornelius Cardew.

  21. Mar 2018

    20

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Works for violin, including sonatas by Béla Bartok and César Franck.

  22. Mar 2018

    23

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Innovative jazz cellist Shirley Smart and pianist Robert Mitchell bring their diverse musical interests to a new duo project.

  23. Mar 2018

    27

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    New works by six composers, for ensemble, electronics and objects.