City Summer Sounds
We celebrate the wealth of talented performers and composers from the City community, alongside guests and friends of the Department of Music at our free, four-week music festival.
This year features world and UK premieres, freshly unearthed masterpieces, unique collaborations and performances that break with the conventions of the usual concert experience, using video, light and new technology.
The diversity of the department’s interests are reflected in events including music from across the world, jazz, electronica and classical chamber music.
Ian Pace (piano): Elliott Carter, Betsy Jolas and new work
May 25 2018, 6:30pm: Ian Pace performs a typically vivid and ambitious programme of 20th and 21st century music, framed by early and late works by Elliott Carter, a towering figure in American music, alongside the beautiful but less well known music of Betsy Jolas.
Michael Nyman - Music which has influenced me, but which I have never heard
May 29 2018, 6pm: The Department of Music is delighted to welcome Michael Nyman CBE for the first in the department’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Nyman will discuss his diverse career with particular focus on his re-compositions based on notated sources.