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QMUL Music autumn 2016 programme

Tuesday 4 October 2016

The new Academic Year is here and with it the new QMUL Music Autumn 2016 programme. Check out the upcoming events below and book your places now!

Music and Emotion

10 October 2016
Harborough Collective with QMUL Centre for the History of Emotions
Time: 7pm
Venue: Barts Pathology Museum, 3rd Floor, Robin Crook Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE

What does music intend to mean and provoke? What does it mean to you? How differently do we react and respond to music based on circumstance and what we know about it? How does it affect our emotions? This event draws you, the listener, proactively into some highly evocative music from a variety of perspectives. Some you will know about, some you will learn about, and some you will discover from different viewpoints. We want to know what ‘emotions’ are provoked within you. We can only tell you that one of the works will be by Claude Debussy. Be prepared for magical musical surprises!

To guide us in our journey, outstanding musicians Lisa Nelsen (flute), David le Page (violin/viola) and Eleanor Turner (harp) are joined by Austrian musicologist and psychologist Dr Marie Louise Herzfeld Schild.

Ticket Prices: £7 [FULL], £3 [STUDENT]
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Music at QMUL in cooperation with Centre for the History Emotions.
Supported by QMUL’s Centre for Public Engagement

Shakespeare in Words and Music

13 October 2016
6.30pm: Talk by Professor David Schalkwyk (Academic Director, Global Shakespeare)
7.30pm: Concert by London Chamber Orchestra Chamber Players with Global Shakespeare
Venue: The Octagon, Queens Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS

Music at QMUL is very proud of its association with the London Chamber Orchestra, which is having such a positive effect on university musical activities. Tonight, its principal string players bring to life music associated with both William Shakespeare and our own People’s Palace. They are joined by QMUL colleagues and students from Global Shakespeare who bring to life some of the particular scenes associated with the music. The programme includes Mendelssohn: Music from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Sir William Walton: Music from ‘Henry V’ and String Quartet no 2 (1945-46).

Ticket Prices: £6 [FULL], £2.50 [STUDENT]
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Sound of Ground

19 October 2016
Time: 4pm
Venue: Ground Café, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS

Ground Café, situated behind QMUL Mile End Library, is brought to musical life on specific Wednesdays throughout the year. Relax and enjoy music that crosses many genres, from jazz and pop to folk and blues and more! Music making generally starts at 4pm. Please check www.music.qmul.ac.uk for full details.


Moonlight, Water, Songs and Dance

28 October 2016
Di Xiao (piano)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Octagon, Queens Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS

Described as “a pianist of awesome gifts” by the Birmingham Post, Chinese pianist Di Xiao has built a reputation as a musician and international ambassador for the piano. In a concert that celebrates the Confucius Institute’s first birthday, Di performs a programme that brings together both East and West, juxtaposing the music of European masters with works by their Chinese counterparts, all inspired by similar stimuli.

QMUL’s new Confucius Institute, a collaboration between QMUL and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), aims to strengthen educational, cultural, and business links between London and Shanghai, two leading financial centres, by facilitating student and staff exchanges, academic collaboration and joint research, providing courses in Chinese Language and Culture, and promoting collaborations in the areas of finance and economics. The Institute was established in September 2015 with support from Hanban, the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, which is responsible for promoting Chinese language and culture abroad.

Ticket Prices: £6 [FULL], £2.50 [STUDENT]
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This concert is given in cooperation with the Confucius Institute

For more information about QMUL Music, the coming concerts/events and how to book tickets, please visit www.music.qmul.ac.uk.

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