Music hosts a wide range of events including two lunchtime concert series, national and international conferences, composition workshops and performance projects.

The ‘Music @1pm’ Monday lunchtime concert series at the Turner Sims Concert Hall brings outstanding professional musicians to the University to help our students develop their understanding of performance and repertoire. Along with these visiting performers students from Music also perform in concerts and open exam recitals at Turner Sims, often as part of the Friday concert series. All lunchtime concerts are open to the public and admission is free.

Special performance projects are one-off events that bring departmental forces together for major works, new music premieres, or exploration of exciting and often little-known repertories. These involve student performers alongside leading professionals and guest artists from within and outside Music; they are open to the public and take place at various venues on campus and in the city. Check the listings for information and ticketing for individual events.

The composition workshop series provide the opportunity for both undergraduate and postgraduate composers to hear their works performed by specialist visiting performers. All are very welcome to attend.

Takacs Quartet

11 November 2014

A series of concerts organised in conjunctions with the Turner Sims.

Remembrance Day Weekend

15 - 16 November 2014

The world premiere of Remembrance Day, a new work by world-renowned composer and University of Southampton Professor, Michael Finnissy, forms part of a weekend of activities, including composition workshops, as well as round-table and pre-performance discussions.

Henry Lamont Simpson

Remembrance Day

19:30, 16 November 2014

UK premiere of a new piece by Michael Finnissy. A series of concerts organised in conjuction with the Turner Sims.

The work is a discourse (or meditation) on ‘remembrance’, in which the main text, by Henry Simpson (1897-1918), is a kind of war diary, in which
humanity’s ancient ideals and colourful visions are tested by the grim, uncaring, stinking hell of war, and in which "the rain is always washing away the dust of memories”.