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Music Events

Tom Ellis and Laura Snowden guitar duo

Saturday 5 February 2011

1pm

Beethoven - Variations on Quant' è più bello
Brouwer - Micropiezas
Lhoyer - Duo Concertant, Op 31, No3
Colin Downs - Letras de Humo, 1st performance
Brahms - Theme and Variations from String Sextet, Op 18

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Guildford Guitar Day

Saturday 5 March 2011

The Guitar Day has become one of the highlights of the festival and we are delighted that these outstanding artists - from rising stars to superstars - have agreed to be part of the Festival's opening celebrations.

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John Williams in Conversation

Saturday 5 March 2011

2.15pm

We are privileged to have this superstar of the classical music world talk to us about his life as an international musician, the demands, challenges and rewards.  Please note seating for this event is limited to 200, so do book early.

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ChromaDuo

Saturday 5 March 2011

4pm


Rob MacDonald is …a Canadian guitar visionary Minor 7th Magazine


Tracy Anne Smith One hell of a guitarist - and more importantly a top-class musician  Festival 21 Blog

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John Williams

Saturday 5 March 2011

7.30pm

Villa Lobos - Five Preludes
Brouwer - El Decameron Negro
Bebey - O Bia
Williams - From a Bird (Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
                Hello Francis
Mangoré - La Catédral

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Emilie Capulet Recital

Sunday 6 March 2011

15.30

Franco - British pianist, Emilie Capulet, plays Romantic Favourites by Chopin and Schubert, Mozart's charming variations on "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman" and Liszt's B minor piano sonata.

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Benjamin Powell

Friday 11 March 2011

7.30pm

Leighton - Fantasia Contrappuntistica
Beethoven - Sonata Op 31 No 2 Tempest
Bartok - Out of Doors
Debussy - Préludes (selection)
Martin Butler - On the Rocks
Elliott Carter - Two Thoughts about the Piano

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An Evening of Bollywood Music

Saturday 12 March 2011

19.30

The Bollywood Brass Band is a truly exhilarating, rambunctious affair, with hypnotic Punjabi drumming, wailing soprano sax, qawwalis, extracts from Bollywood films on a video screen in the background, and a band which obviously and noisily enjoyed themselves – and so did the audience. Artsworld

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Cello Sonatas

Monday 14 March 2011

20.00

Thomas Carroll cello

Graham Caskie piano

Stephen Goss composer and arranger

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DJ Sniff and Paul Bell

Friday 18 March 2011

19.30

Turntable musicians and explorers in the field of improvised and electronic music, DJ Sniff and Paul Bell bring something a little different to Studio One which we think will spark your interest.

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Warsaw Village Band

Sunday 20 March 2011

19.30

BBC Radio 3 World Music Award Winners to perform at the University of Surrey as part of the Guildford International Music Festival 2011.

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Trio Batignano

Monday 21 March 2011

20.00

Fusing the renowned classical blend of flute and guitar (representing Italian style) with the hot summer 'taste' of the saxophone (Italian flair), Trio Batignano have quickly earned a reputation for presenting exciting and entertaining programmes covering a wide variety of musical styles.  

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Barbican Brass

Wednesday 23 March 2011

19.30

Comprising five of the most exciting young brass players in the UK today, this quintet are a joy to watch "from skilful and emotive lead melodies to sensitive and precise accompaniment". Abi Bliss, Muso Magazine

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Paco Pena

Saturday 26 March 2011

19.30

Mr Pena is a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man... this listener cannot recall hearing any guitarist with a more assured mastery of his instrument. The New York Times 

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Gig at the Great Hall

Sunday 15 May 2011

19.30

An informal and fun evening that showcases the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers within the Department of Music and Sound Recording.

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Ion Beam Workshop

Wednesday 18 May 2011

09:00 to 17:00
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University of Surrey Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday 21 May 2011

19.30

Come and support the University Symphony Orchestra in their final concert of this academic year, featuring student conductors in a wide range of exciting repertoire.

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Recital with Maureen Galea & Michelle Castelleti

Thursday 7 July 2011

20.30

Pianist Maureen Galea accompanies Mahler songs and plays 19th – century Bohemian piano music using Mahler’s own 1836 Graf piano.

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Tetra Guitar Quartet

Friday 8 July 2011

13.15

The Tetra Guitar Quartet plays a diverse programme including a specially commissioned set of arrangements/reworkings of Mahler songs by composer Stephen Goss.

Uri Caine plays Mahler

Friday 8 July 2011

19.30

Uri Caine, the world – renowned jazz pianist, pays a rare visit to the UK to give a spectacular concert of piano improvisations, transformations and re-thinkings of Mahler’s Music.

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The Endymion Ensemble

Saturday 9 July 2011

19.30

The Internationally renowned Endymion Ensemble rounds off the Mahler Centenary Conference with a fascinating programme of chamber music, including Mahler’s early Piano Quartet, the only existing chamber work by the composer.

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The Viennese Connection

Saturday 9 July 2011

13.15

Exploring the Viennese tradition, pianist Emilie Capulet will perform Beethoven's fiery sonata Op 31 No 3, as well as Mozart's charming variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman and Liszt/Schubert's Valse-Caprice No 6 from his Soirées de Vienne.

Short Course on Introduction to Military Thermal Imaging

Monday 12 September 2011

09:00 to 17:30

The Department has set up a short course which is a joint venture between Waterfall Solutions Limited and the University of Surrey.  It is entitled Introduction to Military Thermal Imaging and more details can be found here.

Royal Society Conference

Wednesday 14 September 2011

09:00 to 17:00
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VLADISLAV BLAHA GUITAR RECITAL

Thursday 20 October 2011

19.30

Catch Czech guitar virtuoso Vladislav Bláha on a rare visit to the UK. This approachable and entertaining programme includes Vladislav’s own new arrangement of Vivaldi’s beautiful L’Estro Armonico and Jorge Morel’s Recuerdos de un Viaje, which was witten for Vladislav in 2008.

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TRANCE MAP

Friday 21 October 2011

19.30

Playing a combination of soprano saxophone, turntable, laptop and surround sound electronics, the world-class saxophonist Evan Parker in partnership with Matt Wright present ‘Trance Map’, a realtime reworking of their recently released psi CD, which totally blurs the distinction between playing, mixing and editing.

Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Friday 11 November 2011

19.30

Vivaldi Gloria
Conducted by Peter Ford

Haydn Nelson Mass 
Conducted by Russell Keable

Autumn Classics

Saturday 19 November 2011

19.30

A concert of melodic and lyrical beauty, full of musical fireworks!

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ZOE MARTLEW PRESENTS REVUE Z

Thursday 24 November 2011

19.30

Unhinged, uncensored, underwired, a blonde, a cello, a mattress and a lot of digital playback…..

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Live at the Ivy

Sunday 27 November 2011

19.30

An informal and fun evening that showcases the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers within Music and Sound Recording.

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BIG BAND IN STUDIO ONE

Friday 2 December 2011

20.00

Big tunes – big sound - the University of Surrey’s awardwinning and talented Big Band returns to Studio One with another lively and fun-filled programme of Big Band standards through Latin jazz to modern funk

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NOTES INEGALES

Saturday 10 December 2011

19.30

Notes Inégales are one of the most innovative new ensembles in London; described as ‘post-fusion’ they draw on contemporary, free and jazz musics.

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USSU CONCERT BAND

Monday 12 December 2011

20.00

The University of Surrey Students’ Union Concert Band returns for another end-of-term extravaganza, performing a variety of favourites from show songs to specially composed pieces.

SCHOOL OF ARTS CHRISTMAS SHOW

Friday 16 December 2011

19.30 to 19.30 (MATINEE CANCELLED)

Please join us for an extra special Christmas Show to celebrate the new School of Arts, featuring students from Dance, Film, Theatre, Music and Sound Recording, and the Guildford School of Acting.

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Maureen Galea Piano Recital

Wednesday 11 January 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 25 January 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

MOZART AND BRAHMS CLARINET QUINTETS

Sunday 29 January 2012

15.00

Two lyrical centrepieces of chamber music from this wonderful Sunday afternoon programme.

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Live at the Ivy

Sunday 5 February 2012

19.30

Now in it's second phase in the new Ivy Arts Centre, Live at the Ivy is a chilled out evening of great music and energetic performances.

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Croser Hughes Chamber Music Award

Wednesday 8 February 2012

13.10

This annual competition for the performance of chamber music with keyboard always attracts a high standard of entry and exciting repertoire.

Learning & Teaching Lunchtime Seminars

Thursday 16 February 2012

13:00 to 14:00
Janko Calic and James Heather

Following the successful Learning & Teaching Event last October, we are establishing a regular series of seminars to showcase some of the excellent teaching activity we have in the Faculty, and also to bring in expertise from outside to provide further examples of best practice.  Each seminar will have two speakers and will be held at lunchtime, so that you can bring your sandwiches along and listen.

CARMINA BURANA

Saturday 18 February 2012

19.30

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 7 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

University of Surrey Chamber Choir

Friday 9 March 2012

19.30

The University of Surrey's prolific Chamber Choir and Orchestra present two beautiful choral pieces and a UK world premiere.

USSU Big Band

Saturday 10 March 2012

20.00

Big tunes - big sound. The University of Surrey's award-winning and talented Big Band returns to the Ivy with another lively and fun-filled programme of Big Band standards through Latin jazz to modern funk. 

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 14 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 16 March 2012

17.30

Avoid the rush hour traffic, relax and feel invigorated for the weekend after a long week at work.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 21 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Surrey Guitar Day

Saturday 24 March 2012

12.30

Hosted by Milton Mermikides (Lecturer, University of Surrey and Professor of Guitar, Royal College of Music) this promises to be a fantastic day for any fan of guitar music in all its wonderful forms.

USSU Concert Band

Monday 26 March 2012

20.00

The University of Surrey Students' Union Concert Band returns for another end-of-term extravaganza, performing a variety of show shows to specially-composed pieces.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 28 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Brass Competition

Wednesday 2 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 4 May 2012

17.30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of a week by popping into the Rush Hour Concert.

Live at the Ivy

Sunday 6 May 2012

19.30

Now in its third phase in the new Ivy Arts Centre, Live at the Ivy's a chilled out evening of great music and energetic performances by students from Music and Sound Recording.

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Joyce Dixey Final

Wednesday 9 May 2012

19.30

Judith Bingham Guest Adjudicator

After months of careful crafting, rehearsing and collaborating, the Joyce Dixey finalists have their compositions performed in this evening showcase. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 9 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Piano Weekend: Nikolai Demidenko

Friday 11 May 2012

20.00

The acclaimed Russian virtuoso Nikolai Demidenko returns to the University of Surrey to perform this delightful and romantic programme. 

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SUNNATA FOR SIX PIANOS & DAVID LOVATT AWARD FINAL

Saturday 12 May 2012

19.30

In this concert at the Surrey Piano Weekend we explore the exciting world of new music for piano duo.

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Piano Weekend: Mikrokosmos

Sunday 13 May 2012

14.00 to 17.00

Here is a rare chance to hear the complete Mikrokosmos in an informal open-door concert, performed by staff and students from the University, pupils of local schools and many other contributors.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 16 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 16 May 2012

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording. 

Summer Selection

Saturday 19 May 2012

19.30

Mozart Overture to the Magic Flute
Sibelius Symphony no. 7
Copland Appalachian Spring
Beethoven Symphony no. 8

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 23 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Test

Thursday 24 May 2012

13:00

Test

University of Surrey Concert Band

Monday 28 May 2012

20.00

CANCELLED - Unfortunately this concert has been cancelled due to unforeseen clashes with student exams.  We apologise for the inconvenience caused.  Concert Band will be back in the new academic year with a concert before Christmas.

Final Year Degree Recitals

Wednesday 30 May 2012

13.10

After three years of studying music and performing regularly, the final year music and sound recording students from the University of Surrey perform their final degree recitals.

Final Year Degree Recitals

Wednesday 6 June 2012

13.10

After three years of studying music and performing regularly, the final year music and sound recording students from the University of Surrey perform their final degree recitals.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 8 June 2012

17.30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of a week by popping into the Rush Hour Concert.

Composition concert

Tuesday 12 June 2012

18.00

This evening concert showcases the compositions of music students as a way to round off their first year of University.

Final Year Degree Recitals

Wednesday 13 June 2012

14.00

After three years of studying music and performing regularly, the final year music and sound recording students from the University of Surrey perform their final degree recitals.

Mindbeat Quintet

Thursday 14 June 2012

10.00 - 17.00 daily

A thought improvisation based on 'Offending the Audience', by Peter Handke, with live music improvisation from Creative Music Technology students and generative video by Sebastian Melo.

Composition Concert

Thursday 14 June 2012

17.30

This evening concert showcases the compositions of music students as a way to round off their first year of University.

MMus Recital

Friday 15 June 2012

13.10

The postgraduate performers present a lunchtime recital.

Opening the score: The place of notation in composer and performer collaboration

Thursday 5 July 2012

10.00 to 16.30

This symposium will bring together eminent practitioners and scholars to share their insights into the role that notation can play in facilitating collaborative relationships between composers and performers.

Lunchtime Recital - Penningtons Scholarship

Wednesday 17 October 2012

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.
This concert features final year students competing for the Penningtons Scholarship.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 24 October 2012

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

State of Emergency

Wednesday 24 October 2012

19:30

We are very excited to welcome the internationally acclaimed State of Emergency as part of our Black History Month activities and celebrations. In a unique performance especially for the University of Surrey, the company will perform excerpts and improvisations from "Desert Crossings", their internationally acclaimed dance theatre production, alongside "Sketches From Grahamstown".

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 31 October 2012

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

University Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Saturday 17 November 2012

19:30

NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE & PRICE - due to circumstances beyond our control, the concert has been moved from Friday 16 November (as advertised in the brochure) to Saturday 17 November. There will also be a £12 charge for tickets, or £6 for relations/friends of the performers.

The University’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra perform much-loved motets by Bach and Mozart together with the exhilarating fanfare-filled Te Deum composed to celebrate George II’s victory over the French at Dettingen.

Marici Saxes

Friday 23 November 2012

17:30

One of London’s leading saxophone quartets, the all-female Marici Saxes work in many different genres and all manner of settings.

Autumn Classics

Saturday 24 November 2012

19:30

The University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present another evening of autumn classics, as Russell Keable conducts an exhilarating programme of glitter and sparkle.

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Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 28 November 2012

19:30

Student conductors direct an entertaining and diverse programme of music for ensembles and small orchestras.

Live at University Hall

Sunday 2 December 2012

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. Usually held in the Ivy Arts Centre, these concerts showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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Big Band in Studio One

Friday 7 December 2012

20:00

The University of Surrey’s award-winning and talented Big Band returns to Studio One with another lively and fun-filled programme of Big Band standards through Latin jazz to modern funk. You WILL be tapping your feet and swinging along!

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Duo John Butcher and Rhodri Davies

Saturday 8 December 2012

19:30

The Duo comprises Rhodri Davies, an eclectic harpist who has performed with groups such as the Cinematic Orchestra and The Magic Numbers, and his musical collaborator, saxophonist John Butcher, who is also, interestingly, a Surrey Physics graduate.

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University of Surrey Concert Band

Tuesday 11 December 2012

20:00

After a recent revamp, the Union Concert Band has continued to go from strength to strength over the past year, with a bigger ensemble and more up-to-date repertoire (but still including some of the Concert Band classics!).

Lunchtime Recital - Lionel Handy

Wednesday 9 January 2013

13:10

Our first programme after each vacation features a concert by a distinguished visiting player who has connections to the School of Arts. The outstanding Lionel Handy marks the start of Benjamin Britten’s centenary year with a performance of his second cello suite, together with Bach’s second suite, and some more recent shorter pieces for solo cello.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 11 January 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 16 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Postgraduate Recitals

Friday 18 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our Postgraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Tuesday 22 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 23 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Thursday 24 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 30 January 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 1 February 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Live at the Ivy

Sunday 3 February 2013

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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Lunchtime Recital - Croser Hughes Chamber Music Award

Wednesday 6 February 2013

13:10

This is an annual competition for the performance of Chamber Music with keyboard. The competition was started over 20 years ago by two former piano tutors to encourage students to explore the vast range of interesting chamber music that is available.

This is always a highly-charged event, as a guest adjudicator is invited to have the final say and make the Award. The repertoire is really varied and excellent performances make judging a winner very difficult.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 13 February 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 15 February 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Brahms' German Requiem

Saturday 16 February 2013

19:30

After last year’s sell-out performance of the irreligious Carmina Burana the University forces tackle one of the highlights of 19th Century sacred choral and orchestral writing, Brahms’ magnificent and eloquently uplifting German Requiem.

This setting of biblical texts, rather than the usual Latin Requiem text, carries performers and listeners through music of consoling beauty to grand and powerfully dramatic climaxes.

Canadian baritone David Pike and soprano Pippa Goss join the student performers to add an international flavour to this emotional and spine-tingling work.

 

Why not enjoy a pre-concert meal at the Cathedral Refectory? See below for details:

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 20 February 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

The Byron Wallen Project

Friday 22 February 2013

19:30

Byron Wallen is “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive” (Jazzwise Magazine). Widely recognised as a seminal figure in world jazz, he is constantly travelling the world recording, teaching and performing.

Byron has been working on jazz improvisation, composition and performance with Music students for several months. This concert is the culmination of this mini-project which will showcase the ideas they have been developing together. Byron and the band will play a set based on compositions by Surrey students, all of which will be interpreted through improvisation.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 27 February 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 27 February 2013

19:30

Student conductors direct an entertaining and diverse programme of music for small orchestra and ensembles. The range of ensembles changes with each concert and could include the University String Orchestra, the Close Harmony Choir or the Percussion Ensemble - or any other of our many ensembles!

Come along to this free event to hear some familiar and some new works played and conducted with verve and enthusiasm. 

Please email arts@surrey.ac.uk nearer the date for a full programme.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 1 March 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 6 March 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Britten, Analysis, and the Augmented Sixth: Centennial Reflections

Wednesday 6 March 2013

16:00

You are welcome to our next music research seminar, on March 6th, 4pm in SeedPod (Nodus Building). Christopher Mark (University of Surrey) will be speaking on the music of Benjamin Britten:

"In a well-known article on Michael Tippett’s String Quartet No. 2, Derrick Puffett observed that (in contrast with Tippett in the movement Puffett is analyzing)  ‘Britten … is not noted for his fondness for augmented sixths’.  He is correct to the extent that Britten has indeed not been noted for this, but incorrect in the implication that this is an accurate observation. As I shall demonstrate in this paper, the augmented sixth is employed by Britten throughout his career at crucial structural and dramatic points in works as varied as Sinfonia da Requiem, Rejoice in the Lamb, Peter Grimes, Poet’s Echo, and Death in Venice. Characteristic of all of these contexts is the recognition of the augmented-sixth function at the moment of resolution, rather than the chord itself (which is normally just the root and the augmented sixth, usually spelt as a seventh) being imbued with the conventional impetus towards (or desire for) a specific resolution. This quality epitomizes Britten’s reworking of traditional elements of tonality."

University of Surrey Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Friday 8 March 2013

19:30

The University of Surrey’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra return to the URC Music Series with a programme of music to nurture the soul. Britten’s setting of Auden’s poem was written at the same time as his Ceremony of Carols, and shares the same wonderful music effects. The Hymn contrasts with the austere beauty of Stravinsky’s Mass and the extreme purity of Bach and Purcell. 

This concert is one of the opening events of the 2013 Guildford International Music Festival.

Guildford International Music Festival 2013

Friday 8 March 2013

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The twelfth Guildford International Music Festival springs into life in March bringing new artists and programmes and welcoming back some Festival friends and favourites. For two majestically musical weeks, the spotlight shines brightly on Guildford as the University works with local partners to mix a delicious sonic cocktail of concerts, talks, community projects and more.

To join the Festival mailing list e-mail arts@surrey.ac.uk

Surrey Composers Concert

Tuesday 12 March 2013

19:30

An exciting evening of new work by the University of Surrey’s composition students. With nine pieces being premièred, surround sound electronics and a symphony orchestra formed exclusively for the concert, this will be an exciting evening of inventive musicmaking by up and coming composers.

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Lunchtime Recital - Student Compositions

Wednesday 13 March 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 15 March 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Lunchtime Recital - Quattro Mani Competition

Wednesday 20 March 2013

13:10

The Quattro Mani Competition for piano duet playing was established in 2010 with the generosity of concert pianist Maureen Galea. Maureen was our first PhD performance, and is now a well-established piano tutor at the University and locally. The aims of the Competition are to encourage the exploration of an under-played, but rather wonderful, area of the piano repertoire, while developing the team-working and collaborative skills for which performing musicians are renowned.

Music Research Seminar: Popular Songs and the Protean Poetics of Songwriters

Wednesday 20 March 2013

16:00

Song lyrics have been cited by sociologists when illustrating social changes and shifting beliefs, and musicologists when analyzing songs (often heard as secondary to melodies, rhythms, vocal performance and other musical qualities). Rarely has scholarly discussion of song lyrics focused on the creators of lyrics – the songwriters. Despite the apparent ‘death of the author’ which legitimates the critic’s independent interpretation, most discussions of songs, at some point, make reference to the person who created the words and music. In this talk I will focus on the poetic praxis of songwriters and the protean character of lyrics as a way of exploring how understandings of songs are shaped by the craft of songwriting.

Lunchtime Recital - Paul Stanway Prize for Brass

Wednesday 24 April 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

This week, come and see our Brass players in this annual competition.

Live at the Ivy

Sunday 28 April 2013

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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Lunchtime Recital - Student Compositions

Wednesday 1 May 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

This concert will feature compositions by final year students.

Summer Selection

Saturday 4 May 2013

19:30

Making the most of the lovely acoustics of St Saviour’s Church, this student-led concert features some inspiring music.

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Lunchtime Recital - Student Compositions

Wednesday 8 May 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

This concert will feature compositions by second year students.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 15 May 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Joyce Dixey Annual Composition Award Final

Wednesday 15 May 2013

19:30

After months of careful crafting, rehearsing and collaborating, composition finalists bring their creative and inventive ideas to fruition. Expect a real mix - featuring laptops and electronics alongside more traditional ensembles.

David Lovatt Award Final with the Ligeti String Quartet

Saturday 18 May 2013

19:30

As leading exponents of contemporary music in the UK, the Ligeti Quartet have worked with student composers to fine tune the new works they have selected for the final of this annual composition award. The Ligeti Quartet will perform the short-listed works and announce a winner.

Final Year Recitals

Tuesday 28 May 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 29 May 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Thursday 30 May 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Thursday 6 June 2013

14:00

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Friday 7 June 2013

14:00

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Postgraduate Recitals

Wednesday 12 June 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our Postgraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

New Performance in the School of Arts: Work in progress, reflection, feedback

Tuesday 24 September 2013

16.00 to 18.00

An afternoon showcasing new in-progress works by three of the University of Surrey's leading practitioner-researchers. Dance, music, and theatre, combined, isolated and exploring different realms of performance. An event not to be missed!    

Lunchtime Recital - Guest performers: Tetra Guitar Quartet

Wednesday 9 October 2013

13.10
Tetra Guitar Quartet
This season, the Tetra Guitar Quartet celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Exceptional musicianship, unique repertoire and groundbreaking programming have helped to make Tetra one of the most influential and sought-after guitar ensembles of modern times.

Landscape Quartet Symposium Concert

Saturday 12 October 2013

19.30

An AHRC-funded research project, this concert presents works arising from and feeding into the associated symposium, which suggest innovative, challenging ways of relating music to the world around us.

Lunchtime Recital - MMus Recitals

Wednesday 16 October 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital, featuring the MMus students.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

O Duo Percussion Extravaganza

Friday 18 October 2013

19.30

O Duo’s repertoire is an invigorating mix of popular classics and accessible contemporary music played on a huge array of percussion.

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Lunchtime Recital - Penningtons Scholarship

Wednesday 23 October 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.
This concert features final year students competing for the annual Penningtons Scholarship.

Radical Interpretation

Wednesday 30 October 2013

13.10

Starting with a lunchtime recital and moving on to a workshop and a discussion session, this special half-day event (although the recital can be attended separately) is not to be missed!

9th BCPC

Thursday 31 October 2013

The ninth British Contemporary Piano Competition is being hosted once more at the University of Surrey from Thursday 31 October with the final on Saturday 2 November. A spectacular display of 20th century piano repertoire performed by talented pianists from around the world.    

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Piano - Nicola Meecham

Sunday 3 November 2013

15.00

Nicola Meecham’s repertoire incorporates composers as diverse as Chopin, Janácek and Moondog.  In this concert she will premiere Tom Armstrong’s 'Morning Music', a memorial to the late Richard Hand.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 6 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 13 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 15 November 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 20 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Chamber Choir and Orchestra Autumn 2013 concert

Friday 22 November 2013

20.00

One of the finest choirs in southern England makes a welcome return to Haslemere Parish Church, under the batons of Russell Keable and Elizabeth Hales.

St Cecilia's Day - Lunchtime Recital at Holy Trinity Church

Friday 22 November 2013

13.15

Escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre and drop in to Holy Trinity Church at lunchtime to enjoy a beautiful programme of music including works by Bach, Rachmaninov, Mathias and Franck, performed by some of our very talented final year music students.  

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 27 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 29 November 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Visions and Transcendence

Saturday 30 November 2013

19.30

An evening of some major works from well-loved composers as the University of Surrey Symphony Orchestra and Choir return to St Saviour's Church with another fantastic performance in store. 

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 4 December 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Big Band in Studio One

Friday 6 December 2013

19.30

The University of Surrey Big Band is back in Studio One, bringing their repertoire of jazz, rock and cool to this special Friday evening. 

Live at University Hall

Sunday 8 December 2013

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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Concert Band - Best of British

Tuesday 10 December 2013

19.30

The Concert Band are back, bringing you, the Best of British... 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 11 December 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 13 December 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 18 December 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 18 December 2013

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording, and invites you to 'expect the unexpected'.

Symphonova Project - lunchtime concert

Wednesday 15 January 2014

13.10

The Syphonova Project puts on another great programme of works for this opening concert of the Spring Arts calendar season. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 22 January 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy some fantastic performances given by our final year students. Featuring a variety of instruments and music genres, this special lunchtime concert is not one to miss! Do feel free to come and support our students in their final year assessments for as long as you are able. All welcome.

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 22 January 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

Lunchtime Recital

Friday 24 January 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy some fantastic performances given by our final year students. Featuring a variety of instruments and music genres, this special lunchtime concert is not one to miss! Do feel free to come and support our students in their final year assessments for as long as you are able. All welcome.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 29 January 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy some fantastic performances given by our final year students. Featuring a variety of instruments and music genres, this special lunchtime concert is not one to miss! Do feel free to come and support our students in their final year assessments for as long as you are able. All welcome.

Live at University Hall

Sunday 2 February 2014

19:30

After a hugely successful first showcase in December, Live at University Hall is back with more songs and pieces to offer, spanning a range of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, covers and some highly anticipated new works written by some of the performers themselves. 

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Lunchtime Recital - Croser Hughes Chamber Music Competition

Wednesday 5 February 2014

13:10

This annual competition is one of the great set-piece events of the year, celebrating our talented chamber musicians.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 7 February 2014

17:30

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Croser-Hughes at the URC

Sunday 9 February 2014

3pm

Following on from the recent Croser-Hughes competition, the best chamber groups from the School of Arts come together to put on a great concert of highlights from the competition.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 12 February 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

CATHEDRAL CONCERT SPRING 2014

Saturday 15 February 2014

7.30pm

After last year’s sell-out performance of the emotional, dramatic and sublime German Requiem by Brahms, the University's Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are undertaking Puccini's Messa a work full of youthful operatic flair and ravishing music from the composer of Tosca and La Bohème.

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School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 19 February 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 19 February 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

ETHEL SMYTH

Wednesday 19 February 2014

5.15pm

Join Dr Christopher Wiley in his talk about this remarkable composer and writer who defied the gender construction expectations of her age to become a renowned composer and following her deafness in her later years, a successful author. A concert will be held after the talk, and a display on Ethel Smyth from the Surrey History Centre will also be on display. This evening is part of the LGBT History Month.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 21 February 2014

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 26 February 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 5 March 2014

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording, and invites you to 'expect the unexpected'.

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 5 March 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 5 March 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 7 March 2014

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

University of Surrey Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Sunday 9 March 2014

3pm
The University of Surrey’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra return to the URC Music Series with a special programme of music. Vaughan Williams' beautiful setting of Shakespeare's 'Serenade to Music' is an ideal showcase for the choir, whilst Tippett's spirituals present intricate and moving arrangements from a work which established him among the leading English composers of the 20th century.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 12 March 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Electronic & Improvised Music Event

Saturday 15 March 2014

7.30pm

This evening will feature collaborative performances between staff, students and invited guests, bringing together composition and improvisation across both acoustic and electronic forces.

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School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 19 March 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

SOA Presents - Prof Clive Williamson

Wednesday 19 March 2014

13:10

Professor Clive Williamson, Head of Performance at the University of Surrey, performs a new work by composer, Philip Grange, and Elliot Carter's Sonata in a special lunchtime recital, before a drinks reception and his inaugural lecture as a professor here at the University. 

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Delta Saxophone Quartet

Friday 21 March 2014

7.30pm

'One of Europe's most distinguished new music ensembles' The Guardian; 'Fierce, passionate and giddily lyrical' The Independent. The Delta Sax Quartet are coming to Surrey for an evening of music featuring a variety of works, and showcasing new compositions by local composers Tom Armstrong, Steve Goss and the winner of the David Lovatt competition from earlier in the day... Come along to hear more!

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 26 March 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

GUILDFORD GUITAR WEEKEND

Saturday 29 March 2014

This year’s Guildford Guitar Weekend marks the launch of the International Guitar Research Centre (IGRC) at the University of Surrey. A symposium with lecture-recitals, papers, and discussion panels will run in tandem with series of public events and recitals. 

John Williams, Honorary President of the IGRC, heads the bill of international artists.

Michael Partington

Saturday 29 March 2014

3.30pm

Michael Partington appears regularly throughout America, Europe, Russia and Scandinavia. He has released 8 solo CDs and currently lives in Seattle, where he is Artist-in-Residence and director of the guitar programme at the University of Washington.

*part of the launch weekend of the International Guitar Research Centre.

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John Williams

Saturday 29 March 2014

5pm

John Williams, Honorary President of the International Guitar Research Centre, will join Professor Steve Goss in conversation. They will discuss John's latest projects and look back at his pioneering work promoting the guitar music of Venezuela, Paraguay and Australia. 

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Xuefei Yang

Saturday 29 March 2014

7.30pm

As part of the Guildford Guitar Weekend and the launch for the International Guitar Research Centre, Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will be performing a range of works, including well-known classics (some arranged by herself for the guitar) and other more recent works.

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Live at University Hall

Sunday 30 March 2014

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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Declan Zapala

Sunday 30 March 2014

5.30pm

Having received prizes both whilst studying at the University of Surrey and afterwards, and also having graduated from the Royal College of Music with distinction, Declan's performances and arrangements are in high demand, and we're delighted to welcome him back to play for us at the launch of the International Guitar Research Centre.

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Bridget Mermikides

Sunday 30 March 2014

1.30pm

An expert performer on both the classical and electric guitars, Bridget Mermikides will be working alongside husband, and composer, Milton Mermikides, to bring to the Guildford Guitar Weekend an exploration of the expressive potential provided by the interaction of contemporary digital music technologies and solo classical guitar performance.

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AMADEUS GUITAR DUO

Sunday 30 March 2014

3pm

The Amadeus Guitar Duo (Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff) have been playing together since 1991 and have a well established reputation all over Europe, Asia and the Americas. They are bringing to the Guildford Guitar Weekend a varied yet accessible programme, inlcuding favourite works by Rodrigo, Handel and Borodin.

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Lunchtime Recital at Holy Trinity Church

Tuesday 1 April 2014

13.15

Escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre and drop in to Holy Trinity Church at lunchtime to enjoy a beautiful programme of music. Part of Holy Trinity's lunchtime concert series.

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 2 April 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 2 April 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 4 April 2014

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

SoA Presents - Prof Steve Goss

Wednesday 7 May 2014

18:00

Professor Steve Goss, Director of Research and Professor of Composition, at the University of Surrey, presents his inaugural talk on 'Landscape and Memory'.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 7 May 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

ETHEL SMYTH AT CHRIST CHURCH, WOKING

Thursday 8 May 2014

12.40pm

Celebrated composer, writer, suffragette, and Surrey resident Dame Ethel Smyth died in Woking on 8 May 1944.

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of her death, staff and students of the University of Surrey’s School of Arts bring Smyth’s music back to Woking in a recital of some of her chamber, vocal, and solo keyboard works.

Nikolai Demidenko

Sunday 11 May 2014

15:00

Nikolai Demidenko reutrns to Studio One, celebrating 25 years of association with the University, bringing with him his musical mastery to bear on a selection of shorter pieces by Chopin and on a number of major works of the Russian virtuoso repertoire.

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Lunchtime Recital - Paul Stanway Prize for Brass

Wednesday 14 May 2014

13:10

This week's lunchtime concert is led by students who are first study brass players. Expect jazz, classical, and much more from these talented individuals as they compete for this year's Paul Stanway Prize for Brass!

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 14 May 2014

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording, and invites you to 'expect the unexpected'. 

This concert will feature a special performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto, complete with full orchestra and performed by Joachim Fainberg.

Niall Squire Prize for Guitar

Friday 16 May 2014

5.30pm

We are delighted that Niall Squire of Cobham Music Studios has agreed to fund a new prize for the best performance on electric guitar or electric bass. For the first time this central aspect of our music-making at Surrey is being recognised with a prize and there has been much excitement about the event. This will be a high-octane concert and is certain to feature some exceptional playing. Niall Squire will be attending and the winner of the competition will be announced at the end of the event.

Music for a Summer Evening

Saturday 17 May 2014

19.30

The University of Surrey Symphony Orchestra returns to St Saviour's to perform spectacular favourites by Bernstein, Borodin, Brahms and Gershwin. 

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An American Adventure

Tuesday 20 May 2014

19.30

The Concert Band are back, bringing you a range of American-themed melodies, medlies and fun.  

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 21 May 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Joyce Dixey Final 2014

Friday 23 May 2014

19.30

After three preliminary rounds, packed full of amazing scores, performances and skill, the finalists have been chosen and will now showcase their stunning compositions and performances in this epic final round.

Fauré's Requiem at Guildford Cathedral

Wednesday 28 May 2014

1.10pm

The University of Surrey Choir returns to Guildford Cathedral for a special lunchtime performance of Fauré's Requiem, a well-known and well-loved work that includes some hauntingly beautiful melodies such as the 'Pie Jesu' and 'In Paradisum'. Come, relax and unwind in the peaceful setting of the Cathedral. Free admission

Lunchtime Concert: Final Year Recitals

Tuesday 3 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by final year performance students.

Lunchtime Concert: Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 4 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by final year performance students.

Lunchtime Concert: Final Year Recitals

Thursday 5 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by final year performance students.

Lunchtime Concert: Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 11 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by final year performance students.

Lunchtime Concert: Final Year Recitals

Thursday 12 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by final year performance students.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 13 June 2014

17:30

Due to unforeseen circumstances this concert has now been cancelled. There will, however, be a special rush hour concert on Tuesday 17 June at 5.30pm in PATS Studio 1 featuring compositions by our first year composers. All welcome.

Lunchtime Concert: Postgraduate Recitals

Wednesday 18 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by Postgraduate students.

Rush Hour Concert

Thursday 19 June 2014

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Rush Hour concert

Friday 20 June 2014

5.30pm

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, escaping the chaos of the Friday Rush Hour traffic.

Hollywood's musical contemporaries and competitors in the early sound film era conference

Saturday 26 July 2014

Dr Kathryn Kalinak (Rhode Island College)

This conference offers a welcome opportunity to investigate scoring practices at the birth of the sound era in cinematic traditions outside Hollywood and the USA. 

SOA Presents - Prof Tony Myatt

Thursday 16 October 2014

18:00

Professor Tony Myatt, Subject Leader for Sound Recording, here at the University of Surrey, presents his inaugural talk on: 'A new age of surround sound: spatial audio at the frontiers of contemporary art, technology and science.'

With special guest performer, Chris Watson.

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