Sat 4 November 2017
PATS Studio One
THE NEW MUSIC REVISITED
A celebration of the life of Reginald Smith-Brindle
In association with the International Guitar Research Centre, University of Surrey.
Reginald Smith-Brindle (1917-2003) was the University of Surrey’s first Professor of Music. He was a distinguished composer, a dedicated pedagogue, and an important writer on 20th Century music. Today we celebrate these three aspects of his professional career as well as sharing anecdotes from his time at Surrey.
We welcome Professor Steven Thachuk from California State University Northridge and the International Guitar Research Archive - a guitarist and musicologist who has made a close study of Smith-Brindle’s music.
1.10 pm Concert - the guitar music of Reginald Smith-Brindle, including the premiere of ‘Music for Guitar and Piano’ (1956)
2.30 pm Lecture - Prof Steven Thachuk
3.30 pm Round Table - featuring Prof Sebastian Forbes and Nicholas Conran in conversation with Prof Steve Thachuk, chaired by Dr Chris Mark
4.30 pm Drinks Reception