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Music Department

Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

January 2018

Lunchtime Concert – CANCELLED

17/01/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Sadly this concert has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for this and hope you will join us at future Lunchtime Concerts.

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Lunchtime Concert – Soloists CANCELLED

24/01/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Unfortunately this lunchtime concert has had to be cancelled due to illness. Please do join us at future events.

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MUSICON 4 – The Clerks

30/01/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

Thee Heads, One Tale: How the Caput Mass changed music history.

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February 2018

Lunchtime Concert – Durham Opera Ensemble

07/02/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham for their next lunchtime concert, this week featuring soloists and chorus from Durham Opera Ensemble. The concert is free of charge and runs from 1.15-1.45pm.

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MUSICON Focus Weekend: 20th Century Music

10/02/2018 @ 8:00 am - 11/02/2018 @ 5:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£10 – £25

Musicon Focus Weekend: 20th Century Music.

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MUSICON 5 – 20th Century Music 1: The 1960s

10/02/2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
Free – £7

Lore Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano) and Ives Ensemble present repertoire from the 1960s.

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MUSICON 6 – 20th Century Music 2: The 1970s

10/02/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

The second concert in the Musicon 20th Century Music series presents repertoire from, and inspired by, the 1970s.

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MUSICON 7 – 20th Century Music 3: The 1990s

11/02/2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
Free – £7

The Ives Ensemble present works from, and inspired by, the final decade of the 20th century.

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MUSICON 8 – 20th Century Music 4: The 1980s

11/02/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

The final concert in the Musicon 20th Century Music Festival presents works from the 1980s.

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Lunchtime Concert – Pianist Showcase

21/02/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham for their weekly lunchtime concert. This week featuring three of our pianists: Will Harrison, Issie Osborne, and Hector Halford-Macleod. The concert runs from 1.15-1.45 and is free of charge.

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Masterclass: Jazz Improvisation

24/02/2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Durham University Jazz Society, in association with the Durham Student's Union, have invited Pianist and composer Nikki Iles to lead a workshop on improvisation. Nikki has led a formidable career playing with some of the most prominent musicians in Britain including Kenny Wheeler and Stan Sulzmann. Members of Jazz soc will be able to receive tuition and feedback by signing up via this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=i9hQcmhLKUW-RNWaLYpvlPhXrTe8oYtBjvS4tfymsZpUNTU4U0pKUk00RFlIMFJVSkIxQ0cwMjlKUi4u. Non-members are permitted to attend - Nikki will be talking about her own career and…

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Lunchtime Concert – Full Score

28/02/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham for their weekly lunchtime concert, this week featuring 'Full Score' - Durham's vibrant new barbershop choir! The concert runs from 1.15-1.45pm and is free of charge. Lunchtime concerts are not ticketed and there is no need to book in advance. Important Event Information Doors Open: 1pm Ticket Prices: Free Ticket Availability: This event is not ticketed. Accessibility: Please get in touch to confirm arrangements

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March 2018

Lunchtime Concert – Horn Society

07/03/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham for their penultimate Lunchtime Concert of term, this week featuring the Durham University Horn Society. Made up of some of the best horn players in the university, this is not a concert to miss. The concert runs from 1.15-1.45 and is free of charge. Lunchtime Concerts are not ticketed and do not require prior booking. Important Event Information Doors Open: 1pm Ticket Prices: Free Ticket Availability: This event is not ticketed. Accessibility: Please get in touch to…

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Classical Ensemble: Evolutions and Revolutions

07/03/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£4 – £7.5

Style, form, and progress are the themes of this term's concert. With a repertoire spanning 113 years, 5 different forms, 2 stylistic periods, and 4 national styles, this concert is a feast which will demonstrate DUCE's unified, passionate ensemble playing.

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Music Durham AGM!

14/03/2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

It's the time of year for you to have your say on exactly how Music Durham is run! Come along to the Music Department at 2.30pm to hear the husts for next years' exec, and enjoy some free snacks too. For more info on how to apply for the committee, head here.

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April 2018

Lunchtime Concert – Second Year Performers

25/04/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham for their first lunchtime concert of the term, this week featuring second year music performance students. There will be selections of exam pieces, as well as ensemble performances and the second year viol consort. The concert runs from 1.15-1.45 and is free of charge. Important Event Information Doors Open: 1pm Ticket Prices: Free Ticket Availability:  This event is not ticketed and there is no need to book in advance Accessibility: Please get in touch to confirm arrangements

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May 2018

Lunchtime Concert – Second Year Performers 2

02/05/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham for their first lunchtime concert of the term, this week featuring second year music performance students. There will be selections of exam pieces, as well as ensemble performances and the second year viol consort. The concert runs from 1.15-1.45 and is free of charge. Important Event Information Doors Open: 1pm Ticket Prices: Free Ticket Availability:  This event is not ticketed and there is no need to book in advance. Accessibility: Please get in touch to confirm arrangements

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Lunchtime Concert – Bassoon Quartet

09/05/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham for their weekly lunchtime concert, this week featuring a bassoon quartet. The concert runs from 1.15-1.45 and is free of charge. Important Event Information Doors Open: 1pm Ticket Prices: Free Ticket Availability:  This event is not ticketed and there is no need to book in advance. Accessibility: Please get in touch to confirm arrangements

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Final Year Recitals

28/05/2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 31/05/2018

Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Come and support our fantastic 3rd years in their final performance exams. These 45 minute recitals are free to attend and open to anyone.

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June 2018

Songs of Friendship and Farewell

20/06/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join St Cuthbert's Society Choir for their summer concert. The programme will feature excerpts from Parry's Songs of Farewell in his centenary year, and include a selection of pieces chosen by the departing members of the choir. Tickets cost £3 and will be available on the door.

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August 2018

Northern Lights: A Series of Unaccompanied Events

11/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£5 – £6.5

  Northern Lights, Durham University's award-winnng a cappella group, are thrilled to present 'A Series of Unaccompanied Events' for one night only in Durham! Having sold out their Fringe show last summer, the group are ecstatic to be lighting up the Scottish capital once more this year. Before heading to Edinburgh, Northern Lights will be putting on a preview performance of their show in Durham. Featuring an ecclectic array of fully choreographed songs ranging from Pop to Motown, 'A Series…

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October 2018

The Freshers’ Concert

10/10/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for our first lunchtime concert of the year, featuring performances from this year's intake of freshers.

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MUSICON: Hubert Parry Centenary

16/10/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

The Leonore Piano Trio brings together three internationally acclaimed artists whose piano trio performances under the umbrella of Ensemble 360 were met with such enthusiastic responses that they decided to form a piano trio in its own right. Join them for a programme of Haydn, Parry and Beethoven.

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Lunchtime Concert #2

17/10/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for our second lunchtime concert of the year, featuring solo performances from Will Harrison, Nina Kumin and Alex Akhurst.

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Well-being Workshop

19/10/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Save the date for this interactive session focusing on student well-being.

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Lunchtime Concert #3

24/10/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for our third lunchtime concert of the year, featuring solo performances from finalists Chris Knight and David Hedley.

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Singing the poet’s song in a strange land: The other Shakespeares

24/10/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£5 – £6

An entertainment: music by Haydn, “the Shakespeare of music,” & his contemporaries, including song settings of poems by Goethe, “the German Shakespeare”

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Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research Concert

29/10/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

This performance by the Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research, created in collaboration with the [email protected] project at CERN in Switzerland, involves the real-time sonification of data streams from the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most complex particle accelerator. Experimental data containing clues towards possible 'new physics' becomes the raw material for improvised music and visualisations programmed by the ensemble with an aim to creating a result that while beautiful, is both musically and scientifically meaningful.   Prior to…

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Lunchtime Concert #4

31/10/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for our fourth lunchtime concert of the year, featuring solo performances from Amy Porter and Ellie Holland.

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November 2018

Lunchtime Concert #5: DULOG Showcase

07/11/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for a DULOG showcase for this lunchtime concert.

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Free Cornetto Taster Session

09/11/2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Come along to a free taster session on playing the cornetto. Absolute beginners welcome. Instruments will be provided.

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Lunchtime Concert #7: University College String Quartet

21/11/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for a lunchtime concert featuring the University College String Quartet.

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Workshop: Shape note singing

29/11/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

‘Shape-note’ notation developed in nineteenth-century America as a sight-singing tool. This interactive masterclass welcomes any interested musicians; singing experience is not a prerequisite.

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December 2018

Lunchtime Concert #9: NAME

05/12/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join New Art Music Ensemble for this lunchtime concert of contemporary classical music.

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MUSICON: A Woman’s Voice | Suffrage at 100

11/12/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

To celebrate 100 years of the Representation of the People Act, Musicon presents a programme of some of the greatest piano works by women composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, including a series of works by Dame Ethel Smyth, member of the women’s suffrage movement, and recipient of an honorary doctorate from Durham University.

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Lunchtime Concert #10

12/12/2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for our final lunchtime concert of Michaelmas Term, featuring an array of Christmas music to get you in the festive spirit. Come and listen, or even warm up your vocal chords and join in.

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January 2019

Lunchtime Concert #11: The Anglo-American Duo

16/01/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for our first lunchtime concert of 2019, featuring the Anglo-American Duo, a renowned violin and piano ensemble that regularly tours in the United States and Europe.

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Lunchtime Concert #12: Piano Showcase

23/01/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for our second lunchtime concert of 2019, featuring some of Durham's many talented pianists.

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Lunchtime Concert #13: Gospel Choir & Durham Dynamics

30/01/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Coinciding with Durham Vocal Festival, join us this week for a lunchtime concert featuring Gospel Choir.

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February 2019

Lunchtime Concert #14: Durham Opera Ensemble

06/02/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us this week for a lunchtime concert featuring Durham Opera Ensemble.

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KLANG19 | lovemusic – Everything Starts Elsewhere

11/02/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Everything Starts Elsewhere refers to a text by Argentinian poet Roberto Juarroz used for one of the pieces of this programme, but also to the creative process of transmission that begins in the imagination of composers, it evolves into a written form, and which is then interpreted by the musicians and reinterpreted by the public.

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Lunchtime Concert #15: Flute Choir

13/02/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us in the Music Department Concert Room for this lunchtime concert, featuring Durham University Flute Choir.

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MUSICON: NEW MUSIC Focus | Concert 1

23/02/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
Free – £10

We are delighted to welcome the Ives Ensemble back to Durham for another weekend of breathtaking feats of musical innovation.

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MUSICON: NEW MUSIC Focus | Concert 2

24/02/2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
Free – £7

This year’s Musicon focus event offers three opportunities for you to hear the Ives Ensemble play some hidden gems from the repertoire of the last 50 years or so.

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MUSICON: NEW MUSIC Focus | Concert 3

24/02/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
Free – £10

To conclude this year’s Musicon Focus, we are treated to a rare performance of Lucier’s December 12th, which rather spectacularly makes our ears hear things that are not there by combining recorded sine waves with live instruments.

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Lunchtime Concert #17: Soloists

27/02/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us in the Music Department Concert Room for this week's lunchtime concert, featuring soloists Gabriel Francis-Dehqani, Mathilde Rouhi, and Richie Johnsen.

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Chamber Choir: Masterclass with Owain Park

27/02/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Durham University Chamber Choir for a masterclass with composer Owain Park, workshopping his composition ‘Footsteps’, along with other repertoire for Saturday’s Chapter House concert.

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Intercollegiate Musical Showcase

28/02/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Save the date for the Intercollegiate Musical Showcase 2019, featuring college groups from folk to funk!

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March 2019

A Celebration of Women in Music

05/03/2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

In the week of International Women's Day, Music Durham and the Music Department present a concert celebrating women in music. The aim is to increase the visibility of female composers (whether dead or alive!) and to celebrate our own female musicians here in Durham.   There will be no interval in this concert.   Important Event Information Doors Open: 12pm Ticket Prices: Free Ticket Availability: NA Ticket Delivery: NA Accessibility: Please get in touch with [email protected] to confirm arrangements

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Soloist Competition: Final Round

05/03/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Don't miss out on the final of this year's soloist competition!

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Lunchtime Concert #18: Durham Quintet

06/03/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us in the Music Department Concert Room for this week's lunchtime concert, featuring the Durham Quintet.

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MUSICON: Festival of East Asian Music | Concert 1 | Flowers of Jiangnan

09/03/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

This year, Musicon presents its 7th Festival of East Asian Music - three concerts showcasing wonderfully virtuosic musical artistry while opening windows onto the rich musical heritages of China, Japan and Korea.

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MUSICON: Festival of East Asian Music | Concert 2 | Kyoku: Sound Colours from Japan

10/03/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

This year, Musicon presents its 7th Festival of East Asian Music - three concerts showcasing wonderfully virtuosic musical artistry while opening windows onto the rich musical heritages of China, Japan and Korea.

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MUSICON: Festival of East Asian Music | Concert 3 | A Journey through the Korean Musical Imagination

11/03/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

This year, Musicon presents its 7th Festival of East Asian Music - three concerts showcasing wonderfully virtuosic musical artistry while opening windows onto the rich musical heritages of China, Japan and Korea.

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Music for Tanzania | A Spring Charity Concert

12/03/2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

As part of the DUCK charities expedition to Tanzania, student Hyeonji Kim is thrilled to present the Spring Charity Concert, featuring Durham University Flute Choir, Footnotes A Cappella group and many other talented musicians from across Durham University!

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Lunchtime Concert #19: Hatfield Music Society

13/03/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us in the Music Department Concert Room for the penultimate lunchtime concert of Epiphany Term, featuring Hatfield Music Society.

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The Real Gospel Project

17/03/2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£4 – £5

Save the date for The Real Gospel Project and see what the hype is all about! See DU Gospel Choir dive into a range of music from traditional spirituals, to modern soul and gospel music.

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Lunchtime Concert #20: Chamber Groups

20/03/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us in the Music Department Concert Room for the last lunchtime concert of Epiphany Term, featuring Divinity Quintet and a string quartet courtesy of the Chamber Music Society.

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KLANG19 | Diego Castro Magas – Guitar Recital

29/03/2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Diego Castro Mags is one of the foremost guitarists of his generation, and will be visiting us from Chile to perform a series of delicate, fascinating, and beautiful works, including Durham composer Eric Egan’s “in One 1”, written for the performer. This quiet and contemplative lunchtime event should not be missed!

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May 2019

Lunchtime Concert #21: 2nd Year Music Students

01/05/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for the first lunchtime concert of the Easter Term, featuring performances from 2nd year music students.

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KLANG19 | Ben Smith (piano) presents “lines”

07/05/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Ben Smith One of the most promising young pianists in the country will be presenting an invigorating programme of modern classics and new works, including a piece from Durham Composer and Lecturer James Weeks.   Peter Ablinger – Weiss /Weisslich 17m: Klavier und Alles Iannis Xenakis – Mists Evan Johnson – qu’en joye on vous demaine Cassandra Miller – Philip The Wanderer Aldo Clementi – B.A.C.H. Joanna Bailie – Artificial Environments No. 8 // interval // James Weeks – Matsushima Eva-Maria Houben – lines James Weeks – Matsushima Adams –…

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June 2019

Final Year Recitals

04/06/2019 @ 11:00 am - 05/06/2019 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on 06/06/2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 05/06/2019 at 11:00 am

Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join us for a series of free and open recitals from final year Music students, ranging from saxophone to piano and voice.

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Woodwind Repair Workshop

09/06/2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

If you are a woodwind player, don't miss out on this free workshop with local instument repairman, Keith Magnall.

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Big Band Masterclass: Mark Armstrong

10/06/2019 @ 12:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

We are delighted to have Mark Armstrong join Durham University Big Band for another year to give a masterclass which is free and open to the public!

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KLANG19 | New. Art. Music. Ensemble.

13/06/2019 @ 7:10 am - 7:50 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join N.A.M.E collective for this free concert, with a range of performances including text pieces written my members, and graphic scores from other composers.

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Full Score Summer Concert

15/06/2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£4.50 – £5.50

Save the date for a light afternoon concert of barbershop, picnic blankets and snacks, brought to you by Full Score.

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Flute Choir Summer Concert

17/06/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£4 – £6

Save the date for the final Flute Choir concert of the year, an evening of film music arranged for flute.

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October 2019

Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

16/10/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 11/12/2019

Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

The Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts take place every Wednesday from 1.15 to 1.45 p.m. in the Music Department’s Concert Room on Palace Green. They are completely free and are open to all members of the public, and are a great way to spend your afternoon. Do come along!

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Masterclass: ETO Workshop

19/10/2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

This autumn English Touring Opera, in partnership with D’Oyly Carte Opera Trust, is bringing back its workshops for teenagers and young adults, introducing the world of Gilbert and Sullivan, and focusing on vocal technique, acting, dialogue, comic timing and patter. The sessions will also look at pathways into the profession. Renowned mezzo-soprano Gaynor Keeble and ETO’s Associate Artist (Learning and Participation), Bradley Travis lead the workshops. Bradley took the role Bunthorne in ETO’s acclaimed Patience in 2017, and Gaynor has…

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

23/10/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

The Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts take place every Wednesday from 1.15 to 1.45 p.m. in the Music Department’s Concert Room on Palace Green. They are completely free and are open to all members of the public, and are a great way to spend your afternoon. Do come along!

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Ives Ensemble – New Music Focus 1 | Lines and Shadows

26/10/2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
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£2 – £5

The Ives Ensemble will be celebrating MUSICON's fiftieth anniversary with a series of concerts that express their affinity with and deep commitment to music in and from Durham. As many know, our city has a strong and rich musical history, spanning throughout the ages. In the recent past, Durham has also become a centre for contemporary music – more composers in this versatile and pioneering field are based here than anywhere else in the North-East. Over three concerts this internationally…

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Ives Ensemble – New Music Focus 2 | Matter and Motion

26/10/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

The Ives Ensemble will be celebrating MUSICON's fiftieth anniversary with a series of concerts that express their affinity with and deep commitment to music in and from Durham. As many know, our city has a strong and rich musical history, spanning throughout the ages. In the recent past, Durham has also become a centre for contemporary music – more composers in this versatile and pioneering field are based here than anywhere else in the North-East. Over three concerts this internationally…

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Workshop: Reviewing and Broadcasting Classical Music, with Dr Flora Willson

28/10/2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Save the date for a fantastic careers event with our visiting speaker Dr Flora Wilson. Flora is a reviewer for the guardian and presenter for Radio 3.

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

30/10/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

The Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts take place every Wednesday from 1.15 to 1.45 p.m. in the Music Department’s Concert Room on Palace Green. They are completely free and are open to all members of the public, and are a great way to spend your afternoon. Do come along!

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November 2019

Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

06/11/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

The Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts take place every Wednesday from 1.15 to 1.45 p.m. in the Music Department’s Concert Room on Palace Green. They are completely free and are open to all members of the public, and are a great way to spend your afternoon. Do come along!

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Sackbut Workshop and Master Class with Adrian France & Co.

10/11/2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Master Class and Demonstration with The English Cornetts and Sackbuts - a fantastic opportunity for brass players to hear and perform on historical instruments. For more information please contact Hector Sequera.

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

13/11/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

The Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts take place every Wednesday from 1.15 to 1.45 p.m. in the Music Department’s Concert Room on Palace Green. They are completely free and are open to all members of the public, and are a great way to spend your afternoon. Do come along!

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John Snijders (piano) – Flexibility and Freedom | Hensel-Mendelssohn, Hummel, and Schubert

19/11/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

Throughout the classical and romantic eras, music was often characterised by a pronounced use of rubato and the freedom, when appropriate, to add embellishments not included in the score. In fact, until the early 20th century, any idea of maintaining a steady tempo for longer periods of time would be seen as unmusical. This freedom is beautifully reflected in the lyricism of one of Schubert’s great masterpieces, the Piano Sonata in B-flat major, a grand work that was to be…

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

20/11/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

The Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts take place every Wednesday from 1.15 to 1.45 p.m. in the Music Department’s Concert Room on Palace Green. They are completely free and are open to all members of the public, and are a great way to spend your afternoon. Do come along!

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Recital: Jeremy Chan

30/11/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham in the Music Department Concert Room to hear Jeremy Chan’s piano recital.

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December 2019

Kim Dongeon (voice) | Freeing the Spirit | Shaman Ritual Music from South Korea

03/12/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

In South Korea's East Coast region, there are still some communities that hire hereditary shamans to perform lengthy health-restoring rituals. These events are remarkable for their Buddhist-infused polytheistic folk belief, colourful paper flowers, lengthy mythic songs, elegant dance, and exuberant percussion-based music played on janggo drum, gongs and cymbals. When in full flow, the ritualists' music is perhaps the most rhythmically complex, improvisatory and virtuosic music in the whole of East Asia. This concert features the three most celebrated hereditary…

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

04/12/2019 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

The Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts take place every Wednesday from 1.15 to 1.45 p.m. in the Music Department’s Concert Room on Palace Green. They are completely free and are open to all members of the public, and are a great way to spend your afternoon. Do come along!

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January 2020

Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

15/01/2020 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham on our first concert of the decade! This concert will feature the soloists Lauren Hardyman (Cello) and Akito Ishikawa (Piano), playing Brahms Cello Sonata in E Minor, Chopin Scherzo No. 2 and Chopin Nocturne No. 8.

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

22/01/2020 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Music Durham for our first themed concert of term. There will be a variety of folk music performed, from traditional folk songs to music with folk influences

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

29/01/2020 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Today's concert: New Art Music Ensemble and Gospel Choir share the stage at this Lunchtime Concert. Come listen to some wacky new music and some gospel favourites!

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February 2020

Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

05/02/2020 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Join Durham Opera Ensemble for a sneak peek of their upcoming show, Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, which takes take place in the Assembly Rooms Theatre on the 27th, 28th and 29th of February. The Ensemble will perform solo and chorus pieces from the show.

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

12/02/2020 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Voices and Northern Lights share the stage at this Lunchtime Concert. Come listen to some choral and pop favourites!

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Alpaca Ensemble – New Sounds | Nordic Spaces

19/02/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

The Norwegian Alpaca Ensemble devote themselves to uncovering new ground in contemporary music; from reimagining the ideas of David Bowie and Artonin Artaud, to suspending themselves high up in the air on mechanical cello strings, for the Trondheim chamber music festival. For this concert, however, they will be performing a series of works that in some way or other reimagine the space of the concert hall. Each of the pieces was written for the group, with whom the composers worked…

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

26/02/2020 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Composed by students, performed by students! This concert will feature original music by current Durham students. If you would like your compositions performed or would like to perform your own music, please get in touch with our Concert Manager Amanda at [email protected]

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Apoorva Gokhale – Indian Spring 1

29/02/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

As we approach Holi, the Indian spring festival of colours, join us to mark the season with a series of concerts bring you the best of Hindustani classical music. The spring is celebrated in the Indian arts as a time of new life, playfulness and the appreciation of beauty, and Indian music is perfectly adapted to capture these moods. Whatever the weather outside, immerse yourself in our celebration of the coming spring with superb exponents of the classical raga tradition.…

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March 2020

Chiranjeeb Chakraborty with ‘Swar-Taal Samvaad’ – Indian Spring 2

01/03/2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£2 – £5

As we approach Holi, the Indian spring festival of colours, join us to mark the season with a series of concerts bring you the best of Hindustani classical music. The spring is celebrated in the Indian arts as a time of new life, playfulness and the appreciation of beauty, and Indian music is perfectly adapted to capture these moods. Whatever the weather outside, immerse yourself in our celebration of the coming spring with superb exponents of the classical raga tradition.…

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

04/03/2020 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

This promises to be a very special concert celebrating music composed by women all over the world!

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Klang 20 [2] l Ben Smith (piano)

04/03/2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Ben Smith (piano) presents works which explore the metaphysics of ‘notes’. The programme includes Vinko Globokar’s rarely performed work ‘notes’, which turns the piano and pianist into objects to be deconstructed, as well as landmark works from recent decades, which — from radically different aesthetic positions — ask ‘what are notes?’ Free entry.

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NAME Collective: In Chaos

10/03/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
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Free – £6

Join NAME Collective in the Music Department for an eclectic mix of pieces by student composers and Durham alumni, exploring a wide range of sound worlds and conceptual performances.

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Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

11/03/2020 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Soloist's Concert - Details to follow.
If you are a soloist and would like to perform, please get in touch with our Concert Manager Amanda at [email protected]

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CANCELLED: Full Score: A Cut Above

17/03/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
Free – £6

Save the date for Full Score Easter Term Concert!

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CANCELLED: Music Durham Lunchtime Concert

18/03/2020 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 18/03/2020

Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL

Durham Dynamics - more details to follow

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May 2020

Cancelled: The Brodsky Quartet – Schubert, Webern, Zemlinsky

04/05/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
£1 – £10

Now in their 45th year, and with a vast and diverse wealth of experience behind them, the Brodsky Quartet continues to strike that perfect balance between being masters of their craft, whilst keeping things fresh with ground-breaking and innovative programmes and projects. Each season, their performances span the globe, taking them to places such New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands on a regular basis. Their notable discography features many of the core classics, as well as an…

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June 2020

Postponed: Masterclass with Mark Armstrong

17/06/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
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We are delighted to have Mark Armstrong join us for this workshop which is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Mark will be workshopping repertoire that the band is focusing on for its upcoming EP recording! Mark is the Artistic Director of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Professor at the Royal College of Music and has enjoyed a wide-ranging career in jazz, commercial and classical trumpet playing. Performing at Ronnie Scotts regularly and an experienced educator, Mark is guaranteed to bring valuable information to those new or accomplished in jazz!

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Cancelled: Alisa Dixon Concert

17/06/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
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Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision with a heavy heart that all our remaining concerts are cancelled or postponed. This is a very difficult time for everyone, and we’d like to thank you all for your support as we work through this together. We hope that you, your families, and loved ones keep safe and well.

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