University of Salford Music Programme (Feb - May 2012)

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University of Salford Music Programme Feb - May 2012

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Music programme Bringing an eclectic mix of music to SalfordFebruary - May 2012

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Welcome to the Music ProgrammeIt gives me great pleasure to welcome you back to the second half of our 2011-12 season of music from the University of Salford featuring many of our students, staff as well as many visiting international artists. We welcome for the rst time the Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Sergio Barrenechea, Lucia Barrenechea and Hugo Pilger from Brazil; and students from the music department of Ohio Northern University who will collaborate with students and staff during our Gala concert in March which will bring our Salford Music Day to a climax at the Universitys fabulous Maxwell Hall. In March I look forward to an exciting collaborative community project culminating in an innovative performance between MAPAS, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, schoolchildren from Salford and our music staff, the exciting offerings of the Festival of International Music and Dance as well as the rst Salford programme of the Sonic Fusion Festival in April I am very happy to welcome back regular visitors: Contemporary Music Pianist in Residence Richard Casey, String Quartet in Residence The Barbirolli Quartet (its been a personal pleasure to write a new piece especially for them), Concert Organist in Residence Jonathan Scott, Halle Brass, the Adelphi Brass Band and the University of Salfords Big Band and Brass Band. One of our nal concerts An Academic Finale will mark the sad passing of Dr Roy Newsome and Dr Goff Richards celebrating the enormous contribution that each of these ne musicians made to the University. I do hope that you join us on many occasions in the months ahead. All best wishes, Stephen

The University of Salford presents a diverse array of vibrant and high quality music events performed by renowned international artists and our students.

A diverse season of events from across the music spectrum

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Free ow live

Wednesday 1 February, 8.00pmA night of live music from the Popular Music ensembles within the Music Directorate. One of the unique aspects of this evening is that it encompasses the diverse approach to Music studies within the University, featuring bands performing a whole variety of differing styles, including Rock, Pop, Metal, Funk, Soul, Blues, Indie etc. so come down and check it out you never know what youre going to get! Admission: Free Venue: The Old Pint Pot, Adelphi Street, Salford, M3 6EN

Richard Casey, PianoTuesday 7 February, 1.00 2.00pmHaydn Edward Dudley Joe Duddell Alan Williams Ravel Hughes: 3rd Orchid Scattered Black and White Accordion Dreams; Blum-um-u..; The Devils Squeezebox Le Tombeau de Couperin Piano Sonata in D major, Hob.XIV/24

Contemporary Music Pianist in Residence Richard presents a fascinating and entertaining juxtaposition of contemporary and classical music, ending with one of Ravels major piano works. Admission: 4.00 (3.00 concessions); University of Salford students: Free Venue: The Church of St. Philip with St. Stephen, Encombe Place, Salford, M3 6FJ

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The British Trombone Society(Regional workshop and jazz session) Sunday 12 FebruaryWe are delighted to host for the third year in succession, The British Trombone Societys Annual Regional workshop. With its growing popularity the BTS is keen to welcome as many soloists and ensembles as possible to what promises to be a fantastic day for all brass enthusiasts whether performing or just supporting. The day will include a number of workshops, masterclasses and performances by BTS President Brett Baker, undergraduate students and a number of well known professional musicians. This year the day will conclude at the Pint Pot function room with an informal jazz session led by international trombonist and band-leading legend, Jiggs Whigham. Also featured are other prominent North of England jazz trombone players such as Lee Hallam and Duncan Wineld accompanied by the Robin Dewhurst trio. Admission: Audience only - 4.00 (BTS members and under 16s free) Jazz Session - admission free Venue: Peel Hall, Salford University 10.00am Pint Pot 6.00pm For application forms or further details please contact Brett Baker at: or 0777 3201736

Clarinet, Viola and Piano TrioTuesday 14 February, 1.00 2.00pmColin Blamey Raymond Lester Richard Casey Mozart Bruch Schumann Clarinet Viola Piano Trio in E at major, K.498 (Kegelstatt) Eight Pieces (excerpts) Mrchenerzhlungen, Op.132

Mozart was fascinated by the combination of clarinet, viola and piano, an enthusiasm that was passed on to Schumann and Bruch. Raymond Lester studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, winning numerous prizes for solo and chamber music performances, and is currently a member of the Manchester-based contemporary music group Psappha. Admission: 4.00 (3.00 concessions); University of Salford students: Free Venue: The Church of St. Philip with St. Stephen, Encombe Place, Salford, M3 6FJ

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The Central Band of the Royal Air ForceWednesday 15 February, 3.00pmConducted by Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs We are delighted to welcome the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, under the direction of Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs, as they present a programme of contemporary music for wind, including the premier performance of Paul Harts Rhapsody for Tuba and a piece by Paul Mealor. The Central Band have long been considered one of the worlds great wind ensembles and the University are proud in the knowledge that membership of the band includes Salford music graduates. We are also delighted that the Salford Music and Performing Arts Service Wind Band, together with our own University Wind Band will be featured in a massed item. A highlight of the afternoon will be the performance of entries from the three nalists in the Salford-BASBWE Wind Band Composers Competition. The winning composition will be announced at the conclusion of the concert. (The Band plays by permission of the Air Force Board of the Defence Council). Admission: Free. Ticket only (unreserved seats) Venue: Maxwell Hall

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Organ RecitalTOCCATA!

Jazz 645

Monday 20 February, 1.00 2.00pm

Thursday 23 February, Music from 6.45pmThis popular event features various student jazz ensembles performing standards and original material covering a wide spectrum of styles. The programme will also feature the Adelphi Saxophone Quartet, directed by legendary jazz musician Munch Manship. Admission: Free Venue: Pint Pot, Function Room

The Toccata is one of the most enduring and thrilling genres in the organ repertoire, and todays programme demonstrates how composers from the 17th Century to the present day have continuously returned to the format in new and inventive ways. Admission: 4.00 (3.00 concessions); University of Salford students: Free Venue: The Church of St. Philip with St. Stephen, Encombe Place, Salford, M3 6FJ

Dances from Brazil Salford University Brass Band Adelphi Brass BandWednesday 22 February, 1.00 2.00pmConductor: Dr Howard Evans The Salford University Brass Band and Adelphi Brass Band combine to explore various dimensions of the Brass Band repertoire. The concert also incorporates our nal year student conductors, who continue to develop their skills with the Adelphi Brass Band. We are extremely honoured that the programme will also include the presentation of the Roy Newsome Conducting Award to last years recipient Anthony Higham by Muriel Newsome. Admission: Free Venue: Peel Hall

Friday 24 February, 2.00pmSergio Barrenechea Lucia Barrenechea Hugo Pilger Flute Piano Cello

Sergio, Lucia and Hugo, all from the music department at our Brazilian research partner institution UNIRIO (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) perform music from their recent double CD of music from composer Francisco Mignone (1897-1986), a composer of the same generation as Villa-Lobos. The trio come to us from their tour of Portugal, and this represents a rare opportunity in the UK to hear this repertoire of an important gure in Brazilian music. Admission: Free Venue: St. Philips with St. Stephens Church Encombe Place, Salford, M3 6FJ

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Geo rey Saba, PianoTuesday 28 February, 1.00 2.00pmScriabin Scriabin Rachmaninov Vers La Flamme Op.72 Five Preludes, Op.74 Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.28

New Music North West FestivalTuesday 6 March, 7.30pmRoyal Northern College of Music Brass Band Conducted by Russell Gray University of Salford Brass Band Conducted by Dr Howard Evans Guest soloist: David Thornton (euphonium) As part of the New Music North West Festival, the RNCM Brass Band and the University of Salford Brass Band join together in concert at the RNCM with conductors Russell Gray and Dr Howard Evans with guest soloist David Thornton. The evening will celebrate works by many leading composers associated with the North West and will also include In Pitch Black by Lucy Pankhurst, who recently won a British Composer award for innovative work. Elgar Howarth Lucy Pankhurst Martin Ellerby Gary Carpenter Philip Sparke Darryl Barry Peter Graham Goff Richards Fireworks In Pitch Black Chivalry Chi Salford Fanfare Salford Sinfonietta The Adventure of the Final Problem and The Great Race from In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen A Sweet Shepherdess fromCross Patonce

Geoffrey has toured all over the world since the 1970s when he made his London debut, having performed extensively in Asia and his native Australia. exquisitely rened playingstrongly communicative and splendidly full-blooded (The Times) Admission: 4.00 (3.00 concessions