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.

Mercury Quartet

13:00 - 13:50, 28 April 2014

This inspiring quartet return to the Music Department for a lunchtime concert, in advance of a composition workshop

Mercury Quartet Composition Workshop

14:30 - 17:30, 28 April 2014

We are delighted to welcome back the Mercury Quartet following a highly instructive and inspiring day of workshops for Southampton third year students in 2013.

Student Recital Series

13:00 - 13:50, 2 May 2014

Composition students and staff perform new compositions from the department

The Year of Jubilee

19:30, 3 May 2014

The Story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers - University of Southampton Voices

A Most Beloved Melody

18:30 - 20:00, 13 May 2014

British and American Piano Renderings of Favorite Songs, 1790-1850, by Dr. Vivian Montgomery

Buildings and the Body

27 - 28 June 2014

An interdisciplinary symposium to explore living and building in the medieval and early modern world

Two Day Postgraduate Composer Annual ‘Get-Together’

30 June 2014 - 1 July 2014

All postgraduate composers and staff will convene for a two-day session with guests composer Laurence Crane and dancer Shila Anaraki who will perform new works with pianist and Turner Sims Fellow Mark Knoop. The morning sessions will consist of presentations by the visitors and students followed by group discussions, and the afternoons will feature workshops of new pieces.