International Concert Series 2018

Staff can take advantage of a special offer available to see live performances by high-calibre professional musicians as part of the University Concert Series.

Internationally renowned pianist Peter Donohoe, who will be performing at the Steinway Inaugural Concert

Peter Donohoe October 2018

The packed programme plays an important role in the cultural life on the University campus and in the broader city region. It is directly related to the teaching and research outputs of the School of Music and other areas of the University, and offers a wide range of musical genres and styles.

And during the next two years, the Concert Series will also feature recitals by the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018 prize-winners.

There is a varied and exciting programme of recitalists this autumn, from legendary performers to up-and-coming young artists.

The programme is outlined below, including a ticket discount for staff.

Please note that concerts are free and take place in the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, unless otherwise stated.

Deep Brass, Deep Voice
19 October 2018, 1.05 — 1.55pm

austraLYSIS – Torbjörn Hultmark and Roger Dean – presents a fusion of acoustic and electroacoustic sound in which Soprano trombone and piano meet deep learning algorithms.

Student Showcase Concert
26 October 2018, 1.05 – 1.55pm

Students studying performance courses present a varied and exciting programme of music.

Steinway Inaugural Concert: Peter Donohoe
27 October 2018, 7 – 9.30pm

The School of Music acquired All-Steinway School status in December 2017, investing in 27 Steinway & Sons pianos, including a new concert grand piano for the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall. The Concert Series will celebrate this prestigious accreditation with a performance of Mozart, Schubert, Scriabin and Ravel by internationally renowned pianist Peter Donohoe.

Staff can get £5 tickets to the Steinway Inaugural Concert by booking here.

Telemann's Subscribers
2 November 2018, 1.05 – 1.55pm

Charismatic virtuoso, Tabea Debus presents music for recorders by familiar composers Bach, Handel and Telemann, as well as two new pieces by Dani Howard and Moritz Eggert.

Sir Thomas Allen, Ancient and Modern
3 November 2018, 7.30 – 9.30pm

In collaboration with Leeds Lieder and supported by Friends of University Art and Music, legendary baritone Sir Thomas Allen presents a recital of songs by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wolf, Duparc, Ives and Warlock, accompanied by pianist Joseph Middleton.

Book tickets to the Sir Thomas Allen, Ancient and Modern.

Villiers Quartet
9 November 2018, 1.05 – 1.55pm

James Dickenson, Tamaki Higashi, Carmen Flores and Nicholas Stringfellow from the Villiers Quartet will be playing Anthony Payne’s String Quartet no.3 and marking the centenary of the death of composer Hubert Parry with a performance of his third string quartet in G major.

Student Showcase Concert
14 November 2018, 6 – 7.30pm

Students studying performance courses present a varied and exciting programme of music.

Nightports w/ Matthew Bourne
16 November 2018, 1.05 – 1.55pm

Nightports is based on a simple but unbreakable rule of restriction: only sounds produced by the featured musician can be used. These sounds can be transformed and distorted without limitation.

French Choral Music
23 November 2018, 1.05 – 1.55pm

The School of Music Choir directed by Bryan White presents a programme of French Choral music for women's and mixed choirs, including Fauré's 'Cantique de Jean Racine".

The Golden Thread, Music for Gamelan
30 November 2018, 1.05 – 1.55pm

The School of Music's Gamelan Ensemble will perform a collection of traditional music, contemporary repertoire and new pieces on the Javanese Gamelan.

Student Showcase Concert
30 November 2018, 6 – 7.30pm

Students studying performance courses present a varied and exciting programme of music.

La Voix Humaine
7 December 2018, 1.05 – 1.55pm

Soprano Lorna James and pianist Christopher Pelly present Poulenc's one-act, one-woman opera La Voix Humaine in a production directed by Emma Black.

8 December 2018, 6 – 8pm

The School of Music's contemporary music ensemble, LSTwo, presents a programme of new music by international composers and University students.

Sean Shibe
14 December 2018, 1.05 – 1.55pm

Sean Shibe, one of the foremost guitarists of his generation, presents music by Bach alongside contemporary Latin American music for the guitar.

Visit the International Concert Series website for details of concerts.

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