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October 2021

8 Oct

The 20th Oxford Lieder Festival

View the full programme. Oxford Lieder Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a programme titled Nature’s Songbook. This year’s Festival features more than 100 events, both in-person with a socially distanced audience and livestreamed online, building on the success of two previous online festivals. World-class singers and pianists, alongside emerging stars, take to…

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19 Oct

Graduate Research Colloquium: Jennifer Ronyak (University of Oxford)

Philosophical and Musical Amateurism in the Reception of Also Sprach Zarathustra at the Start of the Twentieth Century Register here. Musical responses to Nietzsche’s Also Sprach Zarathustra appeared first in the 1890s and continued throughout the first decades of the twentieth century. While Richard Strauss’s tone poem and Gustav Mahler’s…

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20 Oct

Organ Recital at The Queen’s College: Charlie Francis (St. Phillip’s Cathedral, Birmingham)

Tickets not required. Free admission, retiring collection. You’re welcome to come and go between pieces. For disabled access please speak to the Porters Lodge (01865 279120). Join us to enjoy the sparkling sound of one of the UK’s finest organs, bathed in the glorious architecture and acoustic of the Baroque…

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20 Oct

Oxford Seminar in Music Theory & Analysis: Richard Cohn (Yale University)

Slow Pulses: Do they Exist? Are they Aesthetically Relevant? Can We Feel Them in the Gut? Music psychologists have found robust evidence that isochronous segments slower than two seconds are processed differently from metric pulses, leading many music theorists to the view that they are aspects of a distinct system associated…

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20 Oct

Choral Evensong with the Choir of The Queen’s College

Choral evensong services which are open to the public will take place during Michaelmas Term at 6.30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays in the chapel. Free. All welcome. These run from Sunday Oct 10th to Wednesday 1st December.

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20 Oct

It Sings Therefore We Are: Philosophy and Music in Conversation

Register here. Oxford Philosophy Professor Paul Lodge hosts an evening with legendary music journalists Sylvie Simmons and David Fricke, BBC Radio 6 DJ Gideon Coe, and poet and musician Grzegorz Kwiatkowski. Music and the search for philosophical wisdom have a long association - from the medieval canticles of Hildegard von Bingen and Schubert's and Mahler’s settings of…

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21 Oct

St Hilda’s College Lunchtime Recitals: Jennifer

Free entry in person, or watch the free livestream. Piano recital with Jennifer (St Hilda’s) Beethoven – Piano Sonata no. 31 in Ab Chopin – Ballade no. 4 in F minor About the series: Now in its 15th year, this popular recital series showcases some of the most talented young…

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21 Oct

Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies: Dr Kyra D. Gaunt (Albany)

 "Groomed from Girlhood": Music is the Instrument of Violence Against Black Women on YouTube Please click here to register. If chronic exposure to racism causes weathering in the lives of Black women, what does chronic exposure to sexism and misogynoir in music do to Black girls and women? What surrounds…

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21 Oct

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven’s Emperor

Book tickets here. Marios Papadopoulos: piano/conductor Programme: BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, 'Emperor'   Few works communicate just how significant and pivotal Beethoven was as a cultural figure as the ‘Emperor’ piano concerto, every bit deserving…

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22 Oct

Choral Evensong with the Choir of The Queen’s College

Choral evensong services which are open to the public will take place during Michaelmas Term at 6.30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays in the chapel. Free. All welcome. These run from Sunday Oct 10th to Wednesday 1st December.

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