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October 2017
21 Oct

Jonathan Powell (Piano)

Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstücke are highly diverse. They take the listener on an extraordinary journey from the post-Webernian (no. 5), through meditative incantation (no. 9), extreme violence (no. 10) to the melody-driven narrative of no. 12, an excerpt from his opera cycle Licht. Tristan Murail’s Territoires de l’oubli is probably the…

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23 Oct

Composer Talk: Anna Meredith

Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music.  Her sound is frequently described as ‘uncategorisable’ and ‘genre-defying’ and straddles the different worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica, ambient installations and experimental rock - or as the Guardian said: "majestic bangers"... Her music has…

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26 Oct

Free for All Recital (Week 3)

Showcasing the wide range of performance talent at the University, this student-run event features many of our superb student musicians in an informal lunchtime recital concert. From classical solo piano to jazz ensembles and popular music bands, this series has something for everyone. For our week three concert, Emily Gibson…

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26 Oct

Stephen Langridge in conversation: ‘Why play opera at all?’

Stephen is Artistic Director (Opera/Drama) of GöteborgsOperan, the Gothenburg Opera. As a director he has worked at Glyndebourne, Covent Garden, Rome, Chicago, Paris, and Salzburg. His opera productions include works by Monteverdi, Rameau and Handel through Mozart, Verdi and Wagner to many new commissions.

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27 Oct

Making Opera: Singers’ Workshop

Led by Stephen Langridge, holder of Oxford University's Visiting Chair of Opera Studies for 2017-18.

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27 Oct

Making Opera: New Creations

Led by Stephen Langridge, holder of Oxford University's Visiting Chair of Opera Studies for 2017-18.

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30 Oct

Stephen Langridge: Working with the New

Stephen Langridge is Artistic Director (Opera/Drama) of GöteborgsOperan, the Gothenburg Opera. Having studied Drama at Exeter University, Stephen then spent several years working as assistant director, mostly with the cutting edge company, Opera Factory, but also at Covent Garden, Opera North and Scottish Opera. His own practice developed through a…

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30 Oct

Stephen Langridge: Performing the New

Stephen Langridge is Artistic Director (Opera/Drama) of GöteborgsOperan, the Gothenburg Opera. Having studied Drama at Exeter University, Stephen then spent several years working as assistant director, mostly with the cutting edge company, Opera Factory, but also at Covent Garden, Opera North and Scottish Opera. His own practice developed through a…

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November 2017
3 Nov

Faculty Jazz Workshop

The Faculty is running Friday afternoon jazz workshops this term. It is a great opportunity to work on your playing and make connections with other jazz players in the University. The sessions are open to players of all levels of experience and you are welcome to sit and listen if…

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8 Nov

Masters Composers: Lunchtime Concert

Featuring the new music by composers on our Masters courses: by Jacob Landau, Harris Ferguson, Tom Metcalf, Patrick Keefe and Alastair Matthews.

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8 Nov

Composers lunchtime concert

Masters composers lunchtime concert Music by Jacob Landau, Harris Ferguson, Tom Metcalf, Patrick Keefe and Alastair Matthews.

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11 Nov

Piatti Quartet

Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the Piatti Quartet have long been associated with the JdP. In this concert, they programme two great string quartets that respectively anticipated and recalled the music of Beethoven: Haydn’s ‘The Bird’ and Brahms’s monumental C minor Quartet.

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13 Nov

Composer Speaks: Christopher Bochmann

Musical Language in a Post-Tonal Era Christoper Bochmann studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, before going up to Oxford University (New College), where he studied with David Lumsden, Kenneth Leighton and Robert Sherlaw Johnson. He also had private lessons with Richard Rodney Bennett. He holds the degrees of B.A.(Hons.), B.Mus,…

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15 Nov

Bate Concert – The Prince Regent’s Band

The Prince Regent's Band The Prince Regent’s Band was formed to explore the wealth of historic chamber music for brass and wind instruments from a period roughly defined as between the French Revolution of 1789 and the end of First World War in 1918. Members of the current The Prince Regent’s Band are…

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17 Nov

Faculty Jazz Workshop

The Faculty is running Friday afternoon jazz workshops this term. It is a great opportunity to work on your playing and make connections with other jazz players in the University. The sessions are open to players of all levels of experience and you are welcome to sit and listen if…

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20 Nov

Oxford University String Ensemble

Conducted by Kieran Lamb, the ensemble will perform, Schubert - Overture in C minor Schubert - String Quintet in C major D.956 arr. String Orchestra

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24 Nov

Explore Ensemble

The JdP’s LHN Series presents three concerts curated by Nicholas Moroz (St Hilda’s), in partnership with the London based new music group Explore Ensemble, focussing on works with live electronics. This first edition sees Explore Ensemble present the music of Patricia Alessandrini, whose new work ‘Tracer la lune d’un doigt’…

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24 Nov

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 of workshops, lecture-recitals and concerts in the fabulous Holywell Music Room, they offer an engaging programme in their…

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24 Nov

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 of workshops, lecture-recitals and concerts in the fabulous Holywell Music Room, they offer an engaging programme in their…

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24 Nov

Oxford Millenium Orchestra

Brahms - Symphony No.4 Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet excerpts Conductor: David O'Neill

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30 Nov

Talk: Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps is a multi-Grammy award winning music producer, engineer, mixer and record label owner based in Los Angeles and the UK. His production and mix credits include the likes of Jay-Z, U2, Beyoncé, and Lana Del Ray; winning Grammys for his work with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and…

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December 2017
1 Dec

Faculty Jazz Workshop

The Faculty is running Friday afternoon jazz workshops this term. It is a great opportunity to work on your playing and make connections with other jazz players in the University. The sessions are open to players of all levels of experience and you are welcome to sit and listen if…

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January 2018
22 Jan

Composer Talk: Stephen Montague

Stephen Montague was born Syracuse, New York, 1943 and studied at Florida State and Ohio State Universities followed by two years in Warsaw, Poland as a Fulbright Scholar (1972-74). Since 1974 he has been based in London where he works as a freelance composer, pianist, and conductor but tours world-wide.…

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27 Jan

Bach and the concerto

Bach Project: Bach and the concerto Pre-concert discussion at 6:30pm with John Butt, Alexander Janiczek, James Boyd and members of Instruments of Time and Truth. Concert at 8:15pm, Curated by the Faculty's Director of Performance, Natalie Clein Alexander Janiczek, violin Dan Edgar, violin James Boyd, viola Instruments of Time and Truth…

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27 Jan

Bach Project: Bach and the Concerto

Director of Performance Natalie Clein leads the Bach project, exploring the music of JS Bach. Natalie Clein, Cello Alexander Janiczek, violin Dan Edgar, violin James Boyd, viola Instruments of Time and Truth Programme to include: Bach Violin concerto in A major with Alexander Janiczek Bach Concerto for Viola, Strings and…

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February 2018
7 Feb

Rendezvous I: ‘Space-time’

  Soloists of Explore Ensemble (Taylor Maclennan: flutes, Deni Teo: cello) present the fantastical live electronic music of British composer John Croft. In these works the electronic parts evoke imaginary spaces in which musicians and audience explore magically transformed sounds, resonances and senses of time. Alongside Croft’s music is Kaija Saariaho’s atmospheric and spectralist duo…

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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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23 Feb

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 of workshops, lecture-recitals and concerts in the fabulous Holywell Music Room, they offer an engaging programme in their…

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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 of workshops, lecture-recitals and concerts in the fabulous Holywell Music Room, they offer an engaging programme in their…

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27 Feb

Dr Shruti Samvaad– A Conversation with Music

A discussion of the basics of Hindustani Classical Music with Dr Shruti Samvaad.

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27 Feb

Workshop: Voice Culture

Shruti Samvaad ~ A Conversation with Music A discussion on the basics of Hindustani Classical Music. Part of the Sounds of South Asia series.

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28 Feb

Oxford Conducting Institute Workshop

A Conducting Institute Workshop with Dr John Traill  and Dr Cayenna Ponchione.

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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
9 Mar

International Women’s Day Concert

The Holywell Music Room plays host to a celebration of female musicians featuring the Faculty of Music's Director of Performance, Natalie Clein. Natalie Clein, Cello Chi-chi Nwanoku, Double Bass Katya Apekisheva, Piano Hannah Roberts, Cello Boris Brontsyn, Violin Phil Dukes, Viola Programme to include: Louise Farenc - Piano Quintet Joel…

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9 Mar

International Women’s Day Concert

International Women's Day Celebration Following last year's concert celebrating International Women’s Day, the Music Faculty is proud to present this year’s celebration curated by the Director of Performance and Artist in Residence, cellist Natalie Clein. Natalie Clein, cello with Chi-chi Nwanoku, double bass Katya Apekisheva, piano Hannah Roberts, cello Boris…

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13 Mar

Composer Talk: Marco Donnarumma

A unique presence across contemporary performance and media art, Marco Donnarumma distinguishes himself by his use of emerging technology to deliver artworks that are at once intimate and powerful, oneiric and uncompromising, sensual and confrontational. Working with biotechnology, biophysical sensing, as well as artificial intelligence and neurorobotics, Donnarumma expresses the…

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April 2018
27 Apr

Bach and the voice

Instruments of Time and Truth Ian Bostridge, tenor Giles Underwood, baritone Claire Booth, soprano Discussion with Claire Booth, Ian Bostridge, Giles Underwood Programme of Cantatas Cantatas to include: Cantata 199 Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut Cantata Ich Habe Genug BWV 82

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May 2018
16 May

Rendezvous II: ‘Translation’

Composer Talk by Joanna Bailie at 6pm with free refreshments served at 5.15pm. Explore Ensemble soloists (Deni Teo: cello, Emmanuelle Fleurot: piano) present a selection of works for instrument with tape by Berlin-based British composer Joanna Bailie. Bailie’s music here explores the interplay between field recordings and live musicians, creating artificial environments within which…

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28 May

Composer Talk: Luke Nickel

Luke Nickel is an award-winning Canadian interdisciplinary artist and researcher currently undertaking a PhD at Bath Spa University. His work, which began in the field of music composition, now investigates notions of notation, re-performance, loss of fidelity, and memory. He has worked with ensembles and organizations such as EXAUDI, the…

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July 2018
6 Jul

Motion & Meaning: Ensemble Klang with Rambert Dancers

DANSOX and the Liveness, Hybridity & Noise Series join forces for this multi-disciplinary presentation of three new works that stretch the synthetic possibilities of music and dance. Over a four-day residency at St Hilda’s College, one of Holland’s leading contemporary music groups, Ensemble Klang, will be working with three composers from Oxford and…

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