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January 2019

Research Colloquium: Tom Western

January 22 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Dr Tom Western (Oxford) "Aural Borders, Audible Migrations: Sound and Citizenship in Athens" The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Jason Weir and Emma Kavanagh organise the series. Presentations…

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Free For All Recital Series

January 23 @ 1:10 pm - February 27 @ 1:40 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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The Faculty’s featured recital series for student performers sees a wide variety of performances throughout term. Each week sees a variety of performances packed into a 30 minute concert slot. From classical to jazz, from solo to ensemble, anything is possible! Turn lunch into a fun and relaxing music feature every…

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Viola Masterclass with Lawrence Power

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Ahead of performing in the Faculty’s Holocaust Memorial Concert, acclaimed viola player Lawrence Power from Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra shares his knowledge and experience with Music Faculty students.

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Holocaust Memorial Concert

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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6.30pm | Talk with survivor and educator Mala Tribich (née Helfgott) 7.30pm |  Concert On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day our Artist in Residence, Natalie Clein programmes a concert with works by composers, activists and victims of the Holocaust. Throughout the rise of right-wing radicalism, Erwin Schulhoff integrated a…

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Workshop with Oxford Improvisers

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ensemble Room, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX11DB United Kingdom
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A music session open for all to take part in. Oxford Improvisers is a group dedicated to the practice of free musics. Please come and join us with instruments, voices, and open ears!

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Lieder Compostion Workshop

January 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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With Alice Privett (soprano) and Sholto Kynoch (piano). Email new.music@music.ox.ac.uk to sign up, or to take part.

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Research Colloquium: Alice Little

January 29 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Alice Little (Oxford) "John Malchair, William Crotch, and 'national music' in Oxford, 1790-1805" The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Jason Weir and Emma Kavanagh organise the series. Presentations…

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Jazz Workshop

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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The Faculty’s jazz workshops are a great way to develop skills and make connections with other jazz players in the University. They are led by two international performers and teachers, Mark Hodgson (bass) and Tom Richards (saxophone/piano). The workshops cover all areas of jazz improvisation, each session focusing on particular…

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Mixed Ensemble Composition Workshop

January 31 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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With members of Ensemble ISIS, conducted by Dr John Traill.

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February 2019

Bate Collection: Family Fun Week

February 2 @ 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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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. The event is free and open to all.

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Composer Speaks: John Pickard

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Piers Hellawell Rain Steam and Speed: Brass Bands and the Contemporary Composer John Pickard read music at the University of Wales, Bangor, where his composition teacher was William Mathias. Between 1984 and 1985 he studied with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands on a Dutch Ministry of…

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Research Colloquium: Chris Tarrant

February 5 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Chris Tarrant (Anglia Ruskin) "Carl Nielsen, Musical Vitalism, and Reactive Modernism" The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Jason Weir and Emma Kavanagh organise the series. Presentations are followed…

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Jazz Workshop

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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The Faculty’s jazz workshops are a great way to develop skills and make connections with other jazz players in the University. They are led by two international performers and teachers, Mark Hodgson (bass) and Tom Richards (saxophone/piano). The workshops cover all areas of jazz improvisation, each session focusing on particular…

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Composer Speaks: Debbie Wiseman

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Debbie Wiseman From Page To Screen - In Conversation with Composer Debbie Wiseman OBE

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Viola-d’amore Gallery Recital

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, The Bate Collection, Faculty of Music
St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Alumna Jam Orrell will explore music past and present for the d’amore on the 1723 viola-d’amore. From Attilio Ariosti to Rachel Stott, interspersed with pieces traditionally played on other instruments, including music by Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, J.S. Bach and H.I.F. von Biber. This will be a celebration of…

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Research Colloquium: Professor Emma Hornby

February 12 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Professor Emma Hornby (Bristol) Processional chants in early medieval Iberia: adventures in musical analysis. The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Jason Weir and Emma Kavanagh organise the series.…

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Oxford Seminar in Music Theory and Analysis: Julia Horton

February 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Julian Horton (Durham University) Rethinking sonata failure: structure and process in Mendelssohn's Overture Die schöne Melusine. The new Oxford Seminar in Music Theory & Analysis (OSiMTA) meets two or three times a term. Its convenors are Professor Jonathan Cross and Dr Sebastian Wedler. These seminars are open to all, including the…

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EMPRES presents: Jon Leidecker Lecture “Variations: A History of Sampling Music”

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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  Bio: Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly is a San Francisco–based musician/composer of experimental electronic music. He has been engaged with the medium of electronic music since the mid 1980's, performing in collaboration with others and appearing solo under the unchosen pseudonym 'Wobbly', with an emphasis on live performance and improvisation.…

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Performance Clinic with Caroline Balding

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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The works for solo violin and cello by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) are iconic, frequently performed, and fiendishly difficult. Historically informed performances (HIP) on period instruments are now de rigeur, but HIP is an approach, not a definitive style. International violinist and teacher Caroline Balding is equally at home in…

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Workshops on Spatialisation and Virtual Reality

February 15 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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  DPhil composers Jonathan Packham and Nicholas Moroz will offer the above workshops as part of the EXPO series, supported by St Hilda’s College & TORCH, in advance of the EXPO 2 event in the evening of 26 February. Each session will last 90 minutes and will introduce you to…

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Research Colloquium: Marian Jago

February 19 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Dr Marian Jago (Edinburgh) "Disability, Authenticity, Recording, and the Location of the Work in Jazz: The Case of Lennie Tristano" The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Jason Weir…

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Performance Clinic with Claire Holden

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Claire Holden is a professional period-instrument violinist and scholar of historical performance. In this performance clinic, she will explore performers' relationships with musical text and performance material in the 19th Century. What are the limitations and pitfalls of performing from Urtexts? How different was the preparation and perception of chamber…

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Oxford Conducting Institute Seminar

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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With Dr John Traill & Doctor Cayenna Ponchione Repertoire: Elgar, Enigma Variations For participants only Music students: to take part, email events@music.ox.ac.uk

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String Quartet Workshop with OuPhil

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ensemble Room, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX11DB United Kingdom
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Music student composers work with players from the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. Free and open to all.

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Research Colloquium: Stephen Downes

February 26 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Stephen Downes (Royal Holloway) Two Sentimental Englishmen in the 1930s: Music, Class and Dignity in the Merchant-Ivory Adaptation of Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related…

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Jazz Workshop

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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The Faculty’s jazz workshops are a great way to develop skills and make connections with other jazz players in the University. They are led by two international performers and teachers, Mark Hodgson (bass) and Tom Richards (saxophone/piano). The workshops cover all areas of jazz improvisation, each session focusing on particular…

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Oxford Seminar in Music Theory and Analysis: Emily Tan

February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Emily Tan (University of Oxford) Analysing late Strauss The new Oxford Seminar in Music Theory & Analysis (OSiMTA) meets two or three times a term. Its convenors are Professor Jonathan Cross and Dr Sebastian Wedler. These seminars are open to all, including the general public. Sessions will last 90 minutes,…

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Performance Clinic with Alison McGillivray

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Alison McGillivray: Feldenkrais for All Musicians The Feldenkrais Method® is an educational method which offers a unique way to bring about improved movement and enhanced functioning. In this performance clinic, practitioner and concert cellist Allison McGillivray will explore practically how the way we move can influence the music we make. Please…

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March 2019

Lieder Composition Workshop

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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Free and open to all.

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Oxford Conducting Institute Workshop

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Centre for Music, Bayswater Road
Headington, Oxford, OX3 9FF
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With Dr John Traill & Doctor Cayenna Ponchione Repertoire: Elgar, Enigma Variations Preparatory seminar for participants: Tuesday 26 February (7th week), 2-4pm, Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music Music students: to take part, email events@music.ox.ac.uk

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Research Colloquium: Matthew Head

March 5 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
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Professor Matthew Head (King's College London) The American ‘lady composer’ in Hollywood musicals of the 1930s: towards a history of fictitious female composers The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate…

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International Women’s Day: Shiva Feshareki

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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In the first half of the concert Soprano Katherine Watson is joined by our new Director of Performance, Elizabeth Kenny on theorbo, in music by two of the leading vocal composers of either gender in early seventeenth century Italy, Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi.  Both were star performers, one in Florence…

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Sounds of South Asia Series: Music and dance at the court in Kabul

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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Sounds of South Asia Series Music and dance at the court in Kabul – reimagining classical forms The concert forms part of a week-long residency for Ensemble Zohra, the first-ever all female orchestra of Afghanistan. Led by postdoctoral researcher, Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, the residency combines side-by-side performances with the Orchestra…

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