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January 2018
25 Jan

Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Yolanda Plumley

Music and the Staging of Princely Power in Late Medieval France Speaker: Yolanda Plumley Convener: Margaret Bent The speaker’s presentation is followed by a full hour of discussion during which wine is served.

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February 2018
3 Feb

Bate Collection: Family Fun Day

A day of family events featuring: A treasure trail, live musical performances and demonstrations. Plus a chance to play some of the instruments in the handling collection.

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Composer Speaks Series: Dr Arlene Sierra

February 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating indefinitely

An American composer based in London, Arlene Sierra writes music that takes its impetus from rich sources including military strategy, game theory, Darwinian evolution, and the natural world. Her music has been lauded for its “highly flexible and distinctive style” (The Guardian), and its “remarkable brilliance of colour, rhythmic dexterity…

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8 Feb

Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Roger Bowers

Three generations of Lancaster: the chapel musicians of John of Gaunt, 'Roy Henry' (King Henry IV), and King Henry V Speaker: Roger Bowers (University of Cambridge) Convener: Margaret Bent The speaker’s presentation is followed by a full hour of discussion during which wine is served.

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9 Feb

Contrapunctus Workshop

A workshop on vocal consort singing techniques, led by Owen Rees and members of Contrapunctus.

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10 Feb

Contrapunctus

Owen Rees Director Contrapunctus, directed by Owen Rees, is in Residence at the Music Faculty and we are proud to present their latest project. One of Victoria’s finest Masses will be performed alongside the majestic motet by Morales which inspired it, together with works in honour of the Blessed Virgin…

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16 Feb

Bate Collection: Family Friendly Events

The Bate Collection is one of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world, with over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions spanning the renaissance, through the baroque, classical, romantic and up to modern times.  More than a thousand instruments are on display, by all the…

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22 Feb

Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: James Burke

The making and re-making of the Sadler partbooks: GB-Ob MSS Mus. e. 1-5 Speaker: James Burke (University of Cambridge) Convener: Margaret Bent The speaker’s presentation is followed by a full hour of discussion during which wine is served.

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23 Feb

The Villiers Quartet

The Villiers Quartet are in their last year of the Radcliffe chamber music residency at the Faculty of Music presented in association with Music at Oxford. Following a brilliant couple of years with concerts in the fabulous Holywell Music Room, they offer an engaging variety of music in their final…

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27 Feb

Research Colloquium: Dr Shruti Jauhari

The unique feature of Hindustani Music - Rags.

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28 Feb

Ensemble Isis Concert with Shruti Jauhari

Appropriation, cross-pollination and cultural transmission The Faculty’s New Music ensemble, Ensemble Isis with Music Director John Traill, performs Maurice Delage's Quatre poèmes hindous (chamber version), traditional Hindustani works performed by vocalist Dr Shruti Jauhari and a new work by Des Oliver in a programme that explores issues of appropriation, cross-pollination…

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March 2018
3 Mar

Composition Workshops: Orchestra workshop

With Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dr John Traill.

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8 Mar

Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Karl Kügle

The Koblenz fragments: fourteenth-century motets, the Carmelite order, and fifteenth-century church reform Speaker: Karl Kügle (University of Oxford) Convener: Margaret Bent The speaker’s presentation is followed by a full hour of discussion during which wine is served.

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9 Mar

Composition Workshops: Lieder Workshop

In collaboration with Oxford Lieder.

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14 Mar

MASH New Music Marathon: Howard Skempton

This year’s MASH New Music Marathon will profile the music of British composer Howard Skempton in a festival of experimentalism, live electronics, video and contemporary music. Featured artists include Ensemble Isis directed by John Traill, pianist Jonathan Powell and the forty singers of the Birmingham Camerata.

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