Music

Events

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.

As The Year Turns Round Again

20:00, 27 November 2014

University of Southampton Voices and Harvey Brough's Yuletide celebration


Student Series

13:00 - 13:50, 28 November 2014

Student performers from the Music Department


Southampton Showcase

13:00 - 13:50, 1 December 2014

Presenting some of the Music Department's highest-achieving performers


“The Blues in the Trenches: African-American Soldiers and the Blues in World War 1”

18:30, 4 December 2014

This lecture series, “Unknown War”, is designed to show-case original research at the University of Southampton from across the Faculty of Humanities.

Speakers:Dr Michael Hammond

Student Series

13:00 - 13:50, 5 December 2014

Music Department Contemporary Music Group


Philip Thomas, piano

13:00 - 13:50, 8 December 2014

Michael Finnissy’s ‘Beat Generation Ballads’


An Evening of Georgian Piano Music

18:30, 9 December 2014

In the magical setting of the ‘Great House’ that Jane Austen regularly visited, Professor David Owen Norris and students from the Music Department will give a performance of music by Cramer, the only composer named in Austen’s novels.


Music Postgraduate Information and Study Day

13:00 - 18:00, 9 December 2014

And afternoon event for prospective postgraduate students


Harpsichord Composition Workshop with Jane Chapman

16:00 - 19:00, 10 December 2014

Turner Sims Fellow Jane Chapman will workshop six new works by final year undergraduate students at the University of Southampton.


Christmas Concert

13:00 - 13:50, 12 December 2014

A festive performance by staff and students from the University's Music department


Undergraduate Ensemble Examination concerts

12 - 23 January 2015

Public student recitals as part of the University examination period


Manama Composition Project (Phase 1)

21 - 22 January 2015

2014/15 sees the second year of a relationship between the music department at Southampton and Manama, with students from there advanced Masters programme in contemporary music performance.


Southampton Showcase

13:00 - 13:50, 2 February 2015

Presenting some of the Music Department's highest-achieving performers


Dreams of Germany

5 - 7 February 2015

Music and (Trans)national Imaginaries in the Modern Era


Southampton Showcase

13:00 - 13:50, 16 February 2015

Presenting some of the Music Department's highest-achieving performers


Workers Union Composition Workshop

14:00, 20 February 2015

Following a lunchtime concert that forms part of their On and Off and To and Fro Tour, The Workers Union Ensemble will workshop newly composed works by two masters students.

Speakers:Workers Union Ensemble

Southampton Showcase

13:00 - 13:50, 2 March 2015

Presenting some of the Music Department's highest-achieving performers


Southampton Showcase

13:00 - 13:50, 16 March 2015

Presenting some of the Music Department's highest-achieving performers


Manama Composition Project (Phase 2)

12 May 2015

2014/15 sees the second year of a relationship between the music department at Southampton and Manama, with students from their advanced Masters programme in contemporary music performance.


Calefax Composition Workshop

15 May 2015

The Calefax quintet workshop newly composed works by final year undergraduate and masters composers.

Speakers:Calexfax

Two Day Postgraduate Composer Annual 'Get-Together'

30 June 2015 - 1 July 2015

Postgraduate composers and staff will convene for a two-day session with guests composer Tansy Davies and percussionist Haakon Stene, who will perform new student works.