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January 2018
13 Jan

Jonathan Powell (piano)

Saturday 13 January, 7.30pm JdP, St Hilda's College https://jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/event/jonathan-powell-piano-0 Schubert only completed two movements of his Reliquie Sonata, and yet they are among his most powerful statements for the instrument. Schumann, on the other hand, originally wrote five movements for his second sonata, but was dissuaded from publishing in this…

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20 Jan

Opera Double Bill

Saturday 20 January, 7.30pm (pre-concert talk with Toby Young at 6.45pm) JdP, St Hilda's College https://jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/event/opera-double-bill Since 2005, students of the Opera and Music Theatre course directed by Professor Martyn Harry have created a number of cutting-edge, experimental music theatre productions of works by Berio, Wishart, Kagel and Cage, as well…

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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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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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11 Feb

Piano Masterclass with Lars Vogt

Sunday 11 February (5th week) 10am-12pm Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College Free admission – email beau@oxfordphil.com to reserve or to apply

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17 Feb

Zoe Rahman (piano)

Saturday 17 February, 7.30pm (pre-concert talk at 6.45pm) JdP, St Hilda's College https://jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/event/zoe-rahman-piano MOBO award-winner, Mercury Music prize nominee and music graduate from Oxford University, Zoe Rahman is a composer whose output fuses jazz, classical music and her British/Bengali heritage in a unique way. Zoe returns to the JdP during the St Hilda’s…

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20 Feb

Steven Isserlis (cello) & Alexander Melnikov (piano)

Tuesday 20 February, 7.30pm JdP, St Hilda's College We are proud that the JdP’s featured artist, Steven Isserlis, chose our venue for his first-ever complete cycle of the Bach Cello Suites in 2016. In this intriguing recital programme, Steven programmes together the work of four legendary Russian composer-pianists, with two beguiling…

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March 2018
9 Mar

Composition Workshops: Lieder Workshop

In collaboration with Oxford Lieder.

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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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13 Mar

Composer Talk: Marco Donnarumma

Monday 13 March, 6pm (with free refreshments from 5.15pm) JdP, St Hilda's College https://jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/event/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…

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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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May 2018
4 May

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues

Friday 4 May, 7.30pm (pre-concert talk by Marina Frolova-Walker at 6.45pm) JdP, St Hilda's College https://jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/event/shostakovich-24-preludes-fugues Shostakovich wrote his massive cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 in the space of only four months. A fusion of Bachian archetypes, a particularly Russian counterpoint (instigated in the late 19th century by…

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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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25 May

Bagatelles after Beethoven

Friday 25 May, 7.30pm JdP, St Hilda's College https://jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/event/bagatelles-after-beethoven Pianist Tim Horton plays major works by Beethoven and Berg.  Taking inspiration from Beethoven’s much-loved Six Bagatelles which end this programme, we feature six specially commissioned Bagatelles after Beethoven by composers Martin Butler, Michael Zev Gordon, Cheryl Frances Hoad, Gabriel Jackson,…

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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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28 May

Composer Talk: Luke Nickel

Monday 28 May, 6pm (with free refreshments from 5.15pm) JdP, St Hilda's College https://jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/event/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,…

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June 2018
2 Jun

Kreutzer Quartet: Virginia Woolf’s Music

Saturday 2 June, 7.30pm (pre-concert talk by Dr. Lyndall Gordonat 6.45pm) JdP, St Hilda's College https://jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/event/kreutzer-quartet-virginia-woolf’s-music ‘I always think of my books as music before I write them.’ (Virginia Woolf). The Kreutzer Quartet presents music and readings that explore the significance of music for the work of the Bloomsbury Group…

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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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6 Jul

Motion & Meaning: Ensemble Klang & Leading Contemporary Dancers

Friday 6 July, 7.30pm (Open rehearsals from 3.30pm-5pm on 3-5 July) JdP, St Hilda's College https://jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/event/motion-meaning-ensemble-klang-leading-contemporary-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…

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