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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College

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Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
01865 286660 http://jdp.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/

January 2018

Opera Double Bill: WITCH!

January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Oxford Music students present the premiere of a new opera by renowned composer Toby Young for one night only. Witch follows the repercussions of gossip within the workplace and offers a social commentary on how women are portrayed. Come join us at 19:30 in the JDP, St Hilda's, for a…

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February 2018

Steven Isserlis (cello) & Alexander Melnikov (piano)

February 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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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 recent works for cello and piano by…

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March 2018

Seminar: Musical and Literary Approaches to the Operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau

March 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of the Rameau Project, and Director of College Music, St Hilda’s College Dr Jonathan Patterson, Career Development Fellow in French, St Hilda’s College Rameau’s works were products of a formative period in Western culture, demonstrating a sensibility which stands apart from the Italo-German practices of his…

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Lieder Workshop

March 9, 2018 @ 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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Composition workshop with Raphaela Papadakis (soprano) & Sholto Kynoch (piano) performing six new works by student composers. The works will be discussed with the students, with feedback from Professors Martyn Harry and Robert Saxton, as well as from the performers. Free admission - Open to all.  

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May 2018

Concert: ¡ Fiesta ! Spanish & Latin Rhythms

May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Please join us for a family-friendly evening featuring the Parisian flute and vibraphone duo Gradisca, Oxford-based Nostos Choir and others, for music by Piazzola, Da Falla, Ginastera and more!  Partial proceeds to benefit Stroke Association.  Refreshments will be served.

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Rendezvous III: Composers’ Concert

May 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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An evening of new student compositions by composers from the Oxford University Music Faculty in collaboration with local musicians and performers. This will include works by Sturdy Adams, Tom Metcalf and pieces for solo trombone, the Keefe octet for string quartet and four trombones, as well as Manuel Martinez-Burgos’s piece…

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October 2018

St Hilda’s Lunchtime Recital Series

October 11, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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30 minute concerts at lunchtime by some of Oxford's most talented musicians. Free tea and coffee served in the foyer. Tickets: free, on the door

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St Hilda’s Lunchtime Recital Series

October 18, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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30 minute concerts at lunchtime by some of Oxford's most talented musicians. Free tea and coffee served in the foyer. Tickets: free, on the door

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St Hilda’s Lunchtime Recital Series

October 25, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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30 minute concerts at lunchtime by some of Oxford's most talented musicians. Free tea and coffee served in the foyer. Tickets: free, on the door

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November 2018

St Hilda’s Lunchtime Recital Series

November 1, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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30 minute concerts at lunchtime by some of Oxford's most talented musicians. Free tea and coffee served in the foyer. Tickets: free, on the door

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St Hilda’s Lunchtime Recital Series

November 8, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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30 minute concerts at lunchtime by some of Oxford's most talented musicians. Free tea and coffee served in the foyer. Tickets: free, on the door

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EXPO Series: Marco Donnarumma & Luke Nickel

November 8, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Performance and lecture from Marco Dunnarumma, a unique presence across contemporary performance and media art.  Find out more here. 13.15-14.00  Marco Donnarumma Performance 14.30-15.30  Marco Donnarumma Lecture on music, the body, technology and performance studies 17.00  Luke Nickel Lecture on music and memory, filtering processes leading to loss of fidelity, text…

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Purcell Masterclass: English Touring Opera

November 15, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Currently touring with Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, English Touring Opera have kindly agreed to come and deliver a masterclass with a selection of students. The masterclass will be given by the wonderful Australian soprano currently singing the role of Dido, Sky Ingram. Tickets are only £5 - please buy them through the…

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EXPO Series: Explore Ensemble

November 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Gérard Grisey's Vortex Temporum and Lisa Illean's Weather a Rare Blue, with a pre-concert talk by Lisa Illean. 6.30pm (talk), 7.30pm (concert)

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St Hilda’s Lunchtime Recital Series

November 22, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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30 minute concerts at lunchtime by some of Oxford's most talented musicians. Free tea and coffee served in the foyer. Tickets: free, on the door

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St Hilda’s Lunchtime Recital Series

November 29, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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30 minute concerts at lunchtime by some of Oxford's most talented musicians. Free tea and coffee served in the foyer. Tickets: free, on the door

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Oxford Phil: Chamber Music Masterclass with Menahem Pressler

November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Menahem Pressler, founding member and pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, has established himself among the world's most distinguished musicians. Now, at 94 years old, he continues to captivate audiences throughout the world as performer and teacher. Still breaking new ground, he made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in…

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January 2019

Lunchtime Recital Series: Piano recital with Tom Carr (St Hilda’s)

January 17, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. More details can be found on-line here.  

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Opera Premiere: The Beginning of an Idea by Joel Baldwin (directed by Jonny Danciger)

January 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Since 2005 students of the Opera and Music Theatre course directed by Professor Martyn Harry have created a number of cutting-edge productions of works by Berio, Wishart, Kagel and Cage, as well as the memorable world premieres of Chris Garrard’s A Handmaid’s Tale in 2013 and Toby Young’s Witch in…

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Lunchtime Recital Series: Violin recital with Charles Lovell-Jones (Christ Church) & David Palmer (Worcester)

January 24, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. More details can be found on-line here.  

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Lieder Compostion Workshop

January 29, 2019 @ 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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Lunchtime Recital Series: Piano recital with Edward Campbell-Rowntree (St Catz)

January 31, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. More details can be found on-line here.  

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February 2019

EXPO Series: Mash Marathon

February 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Every year the JdP’s new music marathon presents an evening-long festival concert of experimental music, live electronics, contemporary classical instrumental music and video. This year’s concert features Ensemble Isis and St Anne's Camerata performing works by Michael Zev Gordon, Annie Mahtani and Maki Ishii. They will also perform a number…

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Lunchtime Recital Series: Piano Recital with Ken-Ee Choong (Pembroke)

February 7, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. More details can be found on-line here.  

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Lunchtime Recital Series: Songs composed and performed by Cassie White (St Hilda’s)

February 14, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. More details can be found on-line here.  

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Lunchtime Recital Series: Cello recital with Holly Jackson (St Hilda’s)

February 21, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. More details can be found on-line here.  

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Workshops on Spatialisation and Virtual Reality

February 25, 2019 @ 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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Lunchtime Recital Series: St Hilda’s Finalists’ Showcase

February 28, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. More details can be found on-line here.  

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March 2019

Theatre of the Ayre – A quiet revolution: English vocal music during the interregnum

March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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N.B. This concert has been moved from Sat 2 March to Fri 1 March. Sorry for any inconvenience. Elizabeth Kenny (lute and theorbo) and her 'crack-squad of top instrumentalists' – Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass baritone) and Alison McGillivray (bass viol and lyra viol) perform an inspirational programme of…

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Turnage, Blood on The Floor

March 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - March 6, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 March, 8pm Oxford University Sinfonietta and Oxford University Jazz Orchestra come together for the first ever student performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood on the Floor. Tom Fetherstonhaugh conducts.

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Oxford University Sinfonietta & Oxford University Jazz Orchestra

March 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood on the Floor, premiered in 1996, is a raw and moving work fuelled by the pain of loss. It takes its name from the striking painting by Francis Bacon. The composer skillfully melds his jazz and contemporary voices into what is considered his ‘magnum “fusion” opus’ (Gramophone).…

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Lunchtime Recital Series: New Music at St Hilda’s

March 7, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. More details can be found on-line here.  

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DANSOX Conference ‘Kenneth MacMillian: Making Dance Beyond the Boundaries’

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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  One-day conference on the life and work of the great twentieth-century choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan (1929-1992). MacMillan stands among the great innovators of his time in theatre, film, art, music, and dance. The conference will discuss his work, the challenges of preserving the record, explore little known early work,…

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DANSOX One-Day Conference on Kenneth MacMillan: Making Dance Beyond the Boundaries

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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  This conference will focus on the life and work of the great twentieth-century choreographer, Sir Kenneth MacMillan (1929-1992). MacMillan stands among the great innovators of his time in theatre, film, art, and music. The conference will discuss his work, the challenges of preserving the record, explore little known early…

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April 2019

Mixed Ensemble Composition Workshop with CHROMA

April 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Founded in 1997, CHROMA is a London-based collective of 20 outstanding musicians dedicated both to new music and to revisiting classic repertoire in fresh and exciting contexts, and involving audiences in compelling, inspirational experiences. They will work with students and their compositions for ensemble.

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May 2019

St Hilda’s College: Lunchtime Recitals

May 2, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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  Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, refreshments are served and all are welcome!

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St Hilda’s College: Lunchtime Recitals

May 9, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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  Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, refreshments are served and all are welcome!

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St Hilda’s College: Lunchtime Recital with Ken-Ee Choong

May 16, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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  Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, refreshments are served and all are welcome!   Performer: Piano recital with Ken-Ee Choong (Pembroke) Programme:  Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 21 in C ‘Waldstein’ Rautavaara Piano Sonata no. 2 ‘The Fire Sermon’…

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Oxford Contemporary Opera Society: UK Premiere of Gavin Bryars’ ‘Marilyn Forever’

May 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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*Pre-concert talk 22.5, 6.30-7: composer Gavin Bryars, librettist Marilyn Bowering and director Zerlina Vulliamy Tickets £9.50 (students), £20 Tel. 01865 305305 (Tickets Oxford) Description: The Oxford Contemporary Opera Society was founded in 2018 by 2nd year Oxford University Music student Zerlina Vulliamy at Exeter College, with the objective to perform more contemporary opera in Oxford, as…

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St Hilda’s College: Lunchtime Recital (Jazz Quartet)

May 23, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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  Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, refreshments are served and all are welcome!   Performer:  Mikey Ahearn (trumpet/flugelhorn) and his jazz quartet Alex Taylor (kit), Jacob Rainbow (piano) & Jordy Juritz (bass) Music by Kenny Wheeler, Hargrove, Kirkland…

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Oxford Contemporary Opera Society: UK Premiere of Gavin Bryars’ ‘Marilyn Forever’

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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*Pre-concert talk 22.5, 6.30-7: composer Gavin Bryars, librettist Marilyn Bowering and director Zerlina Vulliamy Tickets £9.50 (students), £20 Tel. 01865 305305 (Tickets Oxford) Description: The Oxford Contemporary Opera Society was founded in 2018 by 2nd year Oxford University Music student Zerlina Vulliamy at Exeter College, with the objective to perform more contemporary opera in Oxford, as…

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Oxford Contemporary Opera Society: UK Premiere of Gavin Bryars’ ‘Marilyn Forever’

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on May 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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*Pre-concert talk 22.5, 6.30-7: composer Gavin Bryars, librettist Marilyn Bowering and director Zerlina Vulliamy Tickets £9.50 (students), £20 Tel. 01865 305305 (Tickets Oxford) Description: The Oxford Contemporary Opera Society was founded in 2018 by 2nd year Oxford University Music student Zerlina Vulliamy at Exeter College, with the objective to perform more contemporary opera in Oxford, as…

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An evening with Federico García Lorca

May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Federico García Lorca is one of the most important Spanish poets and playwrights of the twentieth century. This event will be a musical celebration around one of the most best-loved Spanish poets of any time. It will include a lecture, a flamenco concert and two premieres of composer Manuel Martínez…

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St Hilda’s College: Lunchtime Recital with Holly Jackson

May 30, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Cello recital with Holly Jackson (St Hilda’s) Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, refreshments are served and all are welcome!    

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ANIMA: New Music with Animation

May 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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  The ANIMA ensemble conducted by Chris Roe presents a night of live music with film, performing scores made by students from the Ruskin School of Art in close collaboration with student composers from the Music Faculty of the University of Oxford.

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June 2019

St Hilda’s College: Lunchtime Recitals

June 6, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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  Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, refreshments are served and all are welcome! Programme: Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire op. 21 Performers: Rosalie Warner, sprachstimme; Ellie Blamires, flute; Dan Mort, clarinet; Victoria Gill, violin; Andrew Snell, cello; & Carson Becke,…

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Goehr & Harry Mini-Festival: Jonathan Powell (piano)

June 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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These two concerts interleave piano works and string quartets by one of Britain’s greatest living composers, Alexander Goehr, with the music of one of his former students, Martyn Harry, who is professor of composition at Oxford University’s Faculty of Music and the lecturer of music here at St Hilda’s College.…

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Goehr & Harry Mini-Festival: Villiers Quartet

June 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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These two concerts interleave piano works and string quartets by one of Britain’s greatest living composers, Alexander Goehr, with the music of one of his former students, Martyn Harry, who is professor of composition at Oxford University’s Faculty of Music and the lecturer of music here at St Hilda’s College.…

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St Hilda’s College: Lunchtime Recital with Laura Coppinger (Soprano) & David Palmer (Piano)

June 13, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Tales of the Fantastical A recital for soprano with Laura Coppinger (St Hilda’s) and David Palmer (Worcester) Handel ‘Ma Quando Tornerai’ from Alcina, ‘An den Mond’ (Schubert), ‘Zwielicht’, ‘Waldegesprach’ (Schumann), and ‘Hexenlied’ (Mendelssohn), Thea Musgrave A Suite o’ Bairnsangs, Poulenc Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon, Tippett Songs for Ariel, Jonathan…

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St Hilda’s College: Lunchtime Recital (New Music)

June 20, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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New music composed and performed by from St Hilda’s musicians   Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, refreshments are served and all are welcome!      

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July 2019

Oxford Festival of the Arts: Frida (World Premiere)

July 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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  Frida Kahlo is one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in twentieth century art. This monodrama, based on Frida Kahlo’s own diary, takes the audience on a journey from Frida’s childhood to her death, reflecting on a range of key aspects of her personal. Scored for mezzo-soprano (and performed…

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DANSOX Inaugural Summer School

July 6, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 8, 2019

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Alastair Macaulay, former Chief Dance Critic at the New York Times, leads this three-day event. At DANSOX's Inaugural Summer School, Alastair Macaulay will give guest lectures on Petipa, Balanchine and Cunningham. Leading dance scholars will give seminars on dance history and theory. There will be unique lecture demonstrations on technical and choreographic practice…

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DANSOX Inaugural Summer School

July 7, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 8, 2019

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Alastair Macaulay, former Chief Dance Critic at the New York Times, leads this three-day event. At DANSOX's Inaugural Summer School, Alastair Macaulay will give guest lectures on Petipa, Balanchine and Cunningham. Leading dance scholars will give seminars on dance history and theory. There will be unique lecture demonstrations on technical and choreographic practice…

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DANSOX Inaugural Summer School

July 8, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 8, 2019

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Alastair Macaulay, former Chief Dance Critic at the New York Times, leads this three-day event. At DANSOX's Inaugural Summer School, Alastair Macaulay will give guest lectures on Petipa, Balanchine and Cunningham. Leading dance scholars will give seminars on dance history and theory. There will be unique lecture demonstrations on technical and choreographic practice…

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November 2019

New Chamber Opera | Domenico Cimarosa: The Secret Marriage (sung in English)

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

New Chamber Opera's staging of Cimarosa's 1792 opera The Secret Marriage - the only opera in history to be encored in its entirety on the opening night - is on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November in the JdP Music Building at St Hilda's College at 8pm. Conducted by Joseph…

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New Chamber Opera | Domenico Cimarosa: The Secret Marriage (sung in English)

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

New Chamber Opera's staging of Cimarosa's 1792 opera The Secret Marriage - the only opera in history to be encored in its entirety on the opening night - is on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November in the JdP Music Building at St Hilda's College at 8pm. Conducted by Joseph…

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St Hilda’s College Lunchtime Recital Series | Tom Carr (Piano)

November 7, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. Programme Alexander Scriabin -  24 Preludes

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St Hilda’s College Lunchtime Recital Series | Holly Jackson (cello) and Toto Gill (piano)

November 14, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. Programme Shostakovich – Cello Sonata (mvts. 1 & 2)

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Villiers Quartet

November 16, 2019 @ 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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St Hilda’s College Lunchtime Recital Series | Concert in support of charity Sing Inside

November 21, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome. Programme A concert in support of Sing Inside, promoting music-making within prisons  

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Oxford Contemporary Opera

November 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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The Oxford Contemporary Opera Society returns to the JdP with new operas written and performed by students. Tickets available on the door.  

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Oxford Contemporary Opera

November 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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The Oxford Contemporary Opera Society returns to the JdP with new operas written and performed by students. Tickets available on the door.  

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St Hilda’s College Lunchtime Recital Series | Student Concert

November 28, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

Music students from St Hilda’s and St Anne’s perform a selection of their own compositions. The series is co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome.    

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December 2019

St Hilda’s College Lunchtime Recital Series | St Hilda’s Freshers’ Concert

December 5, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

Co-ordinated by Dr Jonathan Williams, Director of College Music. All events begin at 1.15pm at the JdP, entry is free and all are welcome.      

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January 2020

DANSOX presents: Making “The Cellist”

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

The Royal Ballet and Choreographer Cathy Marston discuss Cathy’s choreographic process for her new work for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the momentous life and career of the renowned cellist, Jacqueline du Pré.

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Carson Becke Lunchtime Recital

January 23 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

Curated by St Hilda’s Director of College Music, Dr Jonathan Williams, this popular recital series has showcased some of St Hilda’s and the university’s most talented young musicians for over a decade. These 30-minute concerts are free and open to all. Please join us for free tea and coffee in the…

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James Gilchrist (tenor) & Anna Tilbrook (piano)

January 25 @ 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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February 2020

Oxford Beethoven Festival Symposium

February 6 @ 9:30 am - February 7 @ 5:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

Experts from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Vienna, Connecticut, Manchester, Los Angeles, North Carolina and London, and from Beethoven-Haus Bonn, come together to consider aspects of Beethoven’s music and his time, and examine trends in his music’s performance and reception. £15 per am/pm session. Students free on the door. Programme…

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OxfordPhil | Oxford Beethoven Festival: Symposium AM Session

February 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:45 am
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

09:30-10:30am Professor Glenn Stanley – University of Connecticut Dealing with Fidelio: Beethoven’s Problem Child and our Problem Too No other work occupied Beethoven as long as Fidelio did: over a ten-year span he created three drastically different versions. We have a problem with Fidelio only if we make one for ourselves:…

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New Music concert

February 13 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

Curated by St Hilda’s Director of College Music, Dr Jonathan Williams, this popular recital series has showcased some of St Hilda’s and the university’s most talented young musicians for over a decade. These 30-minute concerts are free and open to all. Please join us for free tea and coffee in the…

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Conducting Masterclass with Marios Papadopoulos

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

  Marios Papadopoulos is the founder and Music Director of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. In this masterclass, Papadopoulos will hand over the reins of the Oxford Philharmonic to selected Oxford students.  

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Orchestral Composition Workshop

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Free and open to all. With the Oxford Philharmonic conducted by Dr John Traill.

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Villiers Quartet | Purcell, Britten and Saxton

February 15 @ 7:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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The second concert of the Villiers residency at the JdP features works by three English composers. Purcell's fantasias, heard here for string quartet, revisit the English viol consort genre established by John Blow and John Jenkins. They in turn form the inspiration for two 20th Centuray works by Britten and…

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Elizabeth Kenny (lute): La Conversation

February 29 @ 7:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Seventeenth-century Lute Music from Scots songs to French suites to German-Italian fugues, with some English music collected in a Polish manuscript. Trading tunes across borders was what the lute did best: this recital celebrates a continuing musical conversation across Europe. Tickets: £25 gallery, £15 stalls, £5 students Booking: www.jdp.sthildas.ox.ac.uk

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March 2020

CANCELLED: EMPRES presents: Dr Annie Mahtani Spatial Composition/Diffusion Workshop

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  A practical workshop introducing key concepts and technologies relating to spatial music composition and performance - employing an 8-channel surround-sound speaker array. Please contact: empres@music.ox.ac.uk to participate. Dr Annie Mahtani is an electroacoustic composer, sound artist, performer and Senior Lecturer…

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April 2020

POSTPONED:CHROMA mixed ensemble composition workshop

April 30 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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This workshop has been postponed until further notice. With members of CHROMA conducted by Dr John Traill Free and open to all

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