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November 2019

Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Andrew Wathey

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wharton Room, All Souls College, All Souls College
Oxford, OX1 4AL
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Andrew Wathey (University of Northumbria) John Dunstaple, Lionel Power and the mid Fifteenth Century About the Series: Convened by Margaret Bent, the long-established series invites younger and established international scholars to share new ideas and discoveries across a wide historical range. The presentation is followed by an extensive period of questions…

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The Crane | Music from Armenia

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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A rare opportunity to hear folk, sacred, and art music by Armenian composers, performed by Armenian Canadian pianist Eve Egoyan and violinist Gascia Ouzounian. Arno Babajanian’s dazzling modernist sonata is presented alongside much-beloved works by Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khatchaturian, and sacred and folk music set by Komitas, an Armenian…

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Postponed: Jazz Workshop

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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NB: This workshop has been postponed until further notice. For Faculty of Music students only. About the Jazz Workshop Series These are are led by two international performers and teachers, Mark Hodgson (bass) and Tom Richards (saxophone/piano). The workshops cover all areas of jazz improvisation. Piano and drum kit are…

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Oxford Conducting Institute Workshop

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Music students | to take part, email events@music.ox.ac.uk. Free for observers. NB: Preliminary seminar for participants is now Tuesday 5 November, 4.30-6.30pm in the Ensemble Room. 

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Villiers Quartet

November 16 @ 7:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Oxford regulars The Villiers Quartet present ‘Russian Nights’. Programme: Stravinsky                   Three pieces for String Quartet Borodin                       String Quartet No. 2 in D Major Shostakovich            …

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Research Colloquium: Dr Hannah Robbins

November 19 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Dr Hannah Robbins (University of Nottingham) | “Too Darn Hot”: Cultural Tensions and Personal Identity in Kiss Me, Kate Contemporary reception to Cole Porter and Bella Spewack’s Kiss Me, Kate is centred in the musical’s association with Shakespeare’s controversial play The Taming of the Shrew. Following the interpersonal mishaps of the actors appearing in a…

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Oxford Seminar in Music Theory and Analysis: Sarah Moynihan

November 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Speaker: Sarah Moynihan (St Anne’s College, Oxford) | ‘Unpicking a static reception: unheard suspensions at the seams of Sibelius’s Swan of Tuonela’ The Oxford Seminar in Music Theory & Analysis (OSiMTA) meets two or three times a term. Its convenors are Professor Jonathan Cross and Dr Sebastian Wedler. Our conception of theory…

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Performance Clinic: Jeremy Huw Williams

November 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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Free and open to all. Jeremy Huw Williams is a Welsh baritone of international acclaim. Ahead of performing in the Faculty’s evening concert, he will coach vocal students from the Faculty of Music and talk about his role as president of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. Performance clinics are the…

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Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies: Stuart Baker

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Barn, St John’s College, near where St Giles meets Banbury Road
Oxford, OX1 3JP
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Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) Curating Sounds at Soul Jazz Records About the Series: Professor Jason Stanyek convenes this series grounded in anthropology, sound studies and ethnomusicology. Leading scholars present adventurous takes on musical and sonic cultures.

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Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Henry Drummond

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wharton Room, All Souls College, All Souls College
Oxford, OX1 4AL
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Henry Drummond (University of Oxford) Blasphemy, Cursing and Sonic Violence in the Cantigas de Santa Maria About the Series: Convened by Margaret Bent, the long-established series invites younger and established international scholars to share new ideas and discoveries across a wide historical range. The presentation is followed by an extensive period…

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A Life in Music: Celebrating Susan Wollenberg’s 70th Birthday

November 21 @ 7:15 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan will perform a selection of Lieder and piano music to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Susan Wollenberg. Faculty of Music students and staff: to get your free tickets, email events@music.ox.ac.uk  Programme   Schumann   Dichterliebe   Susan Wollenberg   Alles auf der Welt…

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Family Fun Day at the Bate Collection

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, The Bate Collection, Faculty of Music
St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Free and open to all. 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. About the Bate Collection: The Bate Collection celebrates the history and development of musical instruments of the Western…

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String Quartet Composition Workshop

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ensemble Room, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX11DB United Kingdom
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Free and open to all. Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra will perform works for string quartet by students and offer their expertise and advice to improve aspects of their compositions.

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Solo Piano Composition Workshop

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Free and open to all. With pianist Richard Casey.

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Research Colloquium: Dr Amy Brosius

November 26 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Dr Amy Brosius (University of Birmingham) | Rivalry and ritual revenge: singers, patrons and honour culture in mid-seventeenth century Rome Abstract Rivalries between singers are a well documented phenomenon in the history of Western singing culture. Because of the seeming ubiquity of such rivalries they have often been treated uncritically in…

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Solo Instrument & Piano Composition Workshop

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ensemble Room, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX11DB United Kingdom
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  Free and open to all. With members of the Faculty's Ensemble ISIS.

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Introduction to Composition Workshops with The Kreutzer Quartet

November 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Open to Faculty of Music students only. The Kreutzer Quartet, one of Europe’s most dynamic and innovative string quartets, will talk about their work with composers and the rehearsal and performance process, with time for Q&A.

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Performance Clinic: James Gilchrist (Lieder)

November 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free and open to all. Ahead of tonight's concert, enthusiastic and prolific exponent of lieder James Gilchrist rehearses with singers from the Faculty of Music. Performance clinics are the place for students to hone performance skills with a visiting professional who will also share their experiences of building a musical career. They…

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‘Feeling New Strength’: String Quartets and the Voice

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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Dynamic ensemble The Kreutzer Quartet perform Beethoven's fifteenth string quartet, whose lively middle section 'Neue Kraft fuehlend' (feeling new strength) is set against music that echoes a solemn religious song. In this innovative concert, The Kreutzer join forces with singers from the Faculty of Music, led by renowned tenor James…

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December 2019

Research Colloquium: Dr Marten Noorduin

December 3 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Dr Marten Noorduin (University of Oxford) | Towards an Understanding of Early to Mid-Nineteenth-Century Orchestral Rehearsal Practices in London It is a truism that rehearsals have a substantial influence on musical performances. Nevertheless, despite the widely shared interest in the performance practices of nineteenth century chamber and orchestral music, the…

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Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Giovanni Varelli

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wharton Room, All Souls College, All Souls College
Oxford, OX1 4AL
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Giovanni Varelli (Magdalen College) Mapping Notational Dialects of Early Medieval Italy: Current Challenges and Future Prospectives About the Series: Convened by Margaret Bent, the long-established series invites younger and established international scholars to share new ideas and discoveries across a wide historical range. The presentation is followed by an extensive period…

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January 2020

Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies: John Mowitt

January 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Barn, St John’s College, near where St Giles meets Banbury Road
Oxford, OX1 3JP
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John Mowitt (University of Leeds)  Jamming About the Series: Professor Jason Stanyek convenes this series grounded in anthropology, sound studies and ethnomusicology. Leading scholars present adventurous takes on musical and sonic cultures.

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James Gilchrist (tenor) & Anna Tilbrook (piano)

January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Julian Philips: Love Songs for Mary Joyce (settings: John Clare), plus others. Tickets: £30 gallery, £20 stalls, £10 students Booking: www.jdp.sthildas.ox.ac.uk

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Oxford Seminar in Music Theory and Analysis: Martin Stokes

January 29, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Speaker: Martin Stokes (King’s College, London) | ‘Translating modes and the problem(s) of cross-cultural music analysis: the case of Maqam Nahawand’ The Oxford Seminar in Music Theory & Analysis (OSiMTA) meets two or three times a term. Its convenors are Professor Jonathan Cross and Dr Sebastian Wedler. Our conception of…

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Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Stephen Rose

January 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wharton Room, All Souls College, All Souls College
Oxford, OX1 4AL
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Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway) Protected publications: privileges for printed music in German-speaking lands, 1500-1600 About the Series: Convened by Margaret Bent, the long-established series invites younger and established international scholars to share new ideas and discoveries across a wide historical range. The presentation is followed by an extensive period of questions and…

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Performance Clinic: Elizabeth Kenny

January 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Elizabeth Kenny Solo song in the Seventeenth Century: from lute song to opera Performance clinics are the place for students to hone performance skills with a visiting professional who will also share their experiences of building a musical career. They are led by Faculty Director of Performance Liz Kenny. Free and open…

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February 2020

Family Fun Day at the Bate Collection

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, The Bate Collection, Faculty of Music
St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Free and open to all. 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. About the Bate Collection: The Bate Collection celebrates the history and development of musical instruments of the Western…

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String Quartet Composition Workshop

February 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ensemble Room, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX11DB United Kingdom
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With the Kreutzer Quartet. The Kreutzer Quartet will perform works for string quartet by students and offer their expertise and advice to improve aspects of their compositions.  

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Mixed Ensemble Composition Workshop

February 6, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Free and open to all. With Ensemble ISIS conducted by Dr John Traill. Convened by Richard Causton, University of Cambridge.

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Richard Causton | La Terra Impareggiabile

February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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  Baritone Marcus Farnsworth and pianist Huw Watkins give a recital in which they give the World Premier performance of Richard Causton's song cycle La Terra Impareggiabile (The Incomparable Earth). Written over a span of more than twenty years,  La Terra Impareggiabile sets words by the Sicilian poet and Nobel Prizewinner…

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Jazz Workshop

February 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ensemble Room, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX11DB United Kingdom
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For Faculty of Music students only. About the Jazz Workshop Series These are are led by two international performers and teachers, Mark Hodgson (bass) and Tom Richards (saxophone/piano). The workshops cover all areas of jazz improvisation. Piano and drum kit are available. Otherwise, bring your own instrument.

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Ensemble ISIS

February 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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Conducted by Dr John Traill. Programme to feature works by Richard Causton alongside student compositions. Tickets: £5 Faculty of Music students and staff: to get your free tickets, email events@music.ox.ac.uk 

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Composer Speaks: Anne Dudley

February 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free and open to all Anne Dudley  Themes and Variations in film scoring Anne Dudley is a British composer, keyboardist, conductor and pop musician. She was the BBC Concert Orchestra's first Composer in Association in 2001. She has worked in both classical and pop genres, but is perhaps best known…

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Lieder Composition Workshop

February 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Clore Studio, New College, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3BN United Kingdom
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Free and open to all With Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo) and Sholto Kynoch (piano).

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Trio Owon | Beethoven’s Piano Trios

February 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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TORCH, Wadham College, and the Faculty of Music are delighted to host Trio Owon for performances of the complete piano trios of Ludwig van Beethoven, spread across two concerts. The Trio Owon was formed in 2009 from the merger of three musicians from the Paris Conservatory, united by the same…

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Trio Owon | Beethoven’s Piano Trios

February 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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TORCH, Wadham College, and the Faculty of Music are delighted to host Trio Owon for performances of the complete piano trios of Ludwig van Beethoven, spread across two concerts. The Trio Owon was formed in 2009 from the merger of three musicians from the Paris Conservatory, united by the same…

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Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Elżbieta Witkowska-Zaremba

February 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wharton Room, All Souls College, All Souls College
Oxford, OX1 4AL
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Elżbieta Witkowska-Zaremba (Warsaw, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Art) Keyboard and the fifteenth century musica ficta: on the road toward the twelve steps octave About the Series: Convened by Margaret Bent, the long-established series invites younger and established international scholars to share new ideas and discoveries across a wide historical range.…

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Villiers Quartet

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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The Villiers Quartet return to Oxford with an all-English programme. Purcell                Fantasias Purcell                Chaconne (arr. by Britten) Robert Saxton   Fantazia (1993) Britten                String Quartet No. 2 in C major op. 36 The second in a series of concerts by the Villiers Quartet - to include Beethoven. Tickets:…

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Family Fun Week at the Bate Collection

February 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, The Bate Collection, Faculty of Music
St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Free and open to all. Gallery activities including trails, colouring and word-searches. About the Bate Collection: The Bate Collection celebrates the history and development of musical instruments of the Western Classical tradition from the Medieval period until the present day. The Collection is made available for study and judicious use…

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Jazz Workshop

February 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ensemble Room, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX11DB United Kingdom
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For Faculty of Music students only. About the Jazz Workshop Series These are are led by two international performers and teachers, Mark Hodgson (bass) and Tom Richards (saxophone/piano). The workshops cover all areas of jazz improvisation. Piano and drum kit are available. Otherwise, bring your own instrument.

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Oxford Seminar in Music Theory and Analysis: Elizabeth Eva Leach

February 26, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Speaker: Elizabeth Eva Leach (University of Oxford) |‘Imagining the un-encoded: analysing affect in a twelfth-century love song’ The Oxford Seminar in Music Theory & Analysis (OSiMTA) meets two or three times a term. Its convenors are Professor Jonathan Cross and Dr Sebastian Wedler. Our conception of theory and analysis is…

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Oxford University Philharmonia Hilary Term Concert

February 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford , OX1 3AZ
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One of Oxford's leading student orchestras present an exciting repertoire of orchestral works in the grand surroundings of the Sheldonian Theatre. Conducted by Charlotte Corderoy. Tickets: £10/£5 in advance and £12/£6 on the door Booking: www.ouphil.oums.org

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Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Christiane Wiesenfeldt

February 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wharton Room, All Souls College, All Souls College
Oxford, OX1 4AL
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Christiane Wiesenfeldt (University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar and University of Jena) Self-Thematization as Identity Concept in the Renaissance: "Music about Music" by Tomas Luís de Victoria About the Series: Convened by Margaret Bent, the long-established series invites younger and established international scholars to share new ideas and discoveries across a wide historical…

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Contrapunctus Workshop

February 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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Free and open to all. Ahead of their concert on Saturday 29 February, Owen Rees and soloists from Contrapunctus will work with Faculty of Music students on seventeenth-century repertoire and performance issues.

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Martyn Harry, ‘At His Majesty’s Pleasure’ (2012-2016, complete world premiere)

February 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Keble College Chapel, 16 Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX13QD United Kingdom
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Performed by His Majesty's Sagbutts & Cornetts Booking: www.keble.ox.ac.uk  

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Oxford Conducting Institute Workshop

February 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Music, Bayswater Road
Headington, Oxford, OX3 9FF
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Music students | to take part, email events@music.ox.ac.uk. Free for observers. Preliminary seminar for participants | Tuesday 25 February, 2-4pm, Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music

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Contrapunctus | Splendours of the Italian Baroque

February 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Queen’s College Chapel, High Street
Oxford, OX1 4AW
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Contrapunctus, directed by Owen Rees. Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690) was one of the greatest composers of the Venetian Baroque. In the splendour of Queen's College Chapel, 'imacculate' vocal ensemble Contrapunctus perform his motets alongside works by Colonna and other contemporaries, all influential successors of Monteverdi. Tickets: £15/£10 Faculty of Music students…

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March 2020

Perfomance Clinic and Concert | Beethoven, Marches for Military Music

March 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Anneke Scott and Steven Devine Beethoven, Marches for Military Music Programme 1-4pm         Performance Clinic 4.30-5pm   Outdoor Concert 6-7pm         Concert and Tour Period horn player Anneke Scott works with wind and brass students to explore the lesser-known Marches for Military Music by Beethoven, culminating in an outdoor concert. The event continues…

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Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Moritz Kelber

March 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 12, 2020

Wharton Room, All Souls College, All Souls College
Oxford, OX1 4AL
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Moritz Kelber (Bern University) Seeing, Hearing, Touching, Smelling: Early Modern Dance and the Senses About the Series: Convened by Margaret Bent, the long-established series invites younger and established international scholars to share new ideas and discoveries across a wide historical range. The presentation is followed by an extensive period of questions…

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Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Eva Maschke

March 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wharton Room, All Souls College, All Souls College
Oxford, OX1 4AL
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Eva Maschke (University of Heidelberg) Polyphony on parchment and paper: New observations on the recently-discovered Ars nova fragments from Leipzig About the Series: Convened by Margaret Bent, the long-established series invites younger and established international scholars to share new ideas and discoveries across a wide historical range. The presentation is followed by…

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April 2020

Oxford Seminar in Music Theory and Analysis: Jack Boss

April 29, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Speaker: Jack Boss (University of Oregon) | ‘Visions of Moonlight and Global Coherence in “Mondestrunken” from Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire’ The Oxford Seminar in Music Theory & Analysis (OSiMTA) meets two or three times a term. Its convenors are Professor Jonathan Cross and Dr Sebastian Wedler. Our conception of theory and analysis…

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30 Apr

CHROMA mixed ensemble composition workshop

With members of CHROMA conducted by Dr John Traill Free and open to all

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