Reginald Smith Brindle Centenary Celebration

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 13:00 to 17:30


Studio One, PATS Building
Stag Hill Campus
University of Surrey


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We are delighted to invite University of Surrey music alumni back to campus for an afternoon of performance and discussion on the music of one of the Department’s founding fathers, composer Reginald Smith Brindle.

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. We will 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.  

Event schedule:

12:45pm – Registration opens

1:10pm - Concert - the guitar music of Reginald Smith Brindle, including the premiere of 'Music for Guitar and Piano’ (1956). Steven Thachuk and Bradley Johnson guitars.

2:30pm - Lecture - Prof Steven Thachuk - ‘The Music of Reginald Smith Brindle'

3:30pm - Round Table discussion - 'Reginald Smith Brindle, Composer, Writer and Educator' featuring Prof Sebastian Forbes and Nicholas Conran in conversation with Prof Steve Thachuk, chaired by Dr Chris Mark

4:30pm - Drinks Reception

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