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Quasar Saxophone Quartet

Quasar Saxophone Quartet

15 Oct 2014 1:00PM - 15 Oct 2014 12:00AM

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Quasar Saxophone Quartet


Venue: Sonic Lab
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Moynihan-O'Leary Duo

Moynihan-O'Leary Duo

23 Oct 2014 1:10PM - 23 Oct 2014 12:00AM

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This event is a partnership between the School of Creative Arts at Queen's and the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's.


Venue: Sonic Lab
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Beyond stereotypes: innovative original works for harp

Beyond stereotypes: innovative original works for harp

6 Nov 2014 1:10PM - 6 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: "“Originally from Birmingham, Tanya Houghton studied in Cambridge, London and Paris before embarking on a career as a freelance harpist of many different guises. Her recital today explores repertoire that takes the harp beyond its traditional musical stereotype, including Britten's Suite for Harp and works by Hindemith and Canadian harpist Caroline Lizotte. Tanya's freelance work includes solo, chamber and orchestral playing. She has developed a specialism in playing for singers, both in the operatic world and as an accompanist to soloists and choirs. Last November she was honoured to play for Britten’s 100th birthday concert in Wigmore Hall, London, accompanying Nicholas Mulroy in Britten’s Canticle V :The Death of St Narcissus. Earlier in 2013 she enjoyed a tour (with performances in the Hermitage, St Petersburg and Southwark Cathedral) of the complete Britten Church Parables led by Roger Vignoles. She has a thriving duo partnership with mezzo-soprano Cerys Jones and recently accompanied soprano Rebecca van der Berg for the Ryedale Festival. Tanya’s orchestral work includes appearances with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra amongst others. She is principal harpist of Orchestra of the Swan. She has had the privilege of working with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington and Edward Gardner. "
Venue: Sonic Lab
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Improvisation Trio from Brazil

Improvisation Trio from Brazil

7 Nov 2014 5:00PM - 7 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: "The three musicians began performing as part of the ""Itiberê Orchestra Family"", an instrumental music group led by musician Itiberê Zwarg. With this formation, they participated in the recordings of several CDs, including the 'Pedra do Espia' (2002) and 'Mundo Verde Esperança' (2002) by Hermeto Pascoal. Each of the three members has a very diverse artistic trajectory, appearing with other musical groups, being part of recordings and carrying out music research. This trio formed with Pedro Albuquerque joining in 2010, the year in which cellist Maria Clara Valle also came to the group. Renata Neves joined the group for the first time during performances at the Cadilda Becker Theatre in Rio de Janeiro, in 2011."
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: Free

Sonic Arts

Sonic Arts

12 Nov 2014 1:00PM - 12 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: Sonic Arts
Venue: Sonic Lab
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Sonic Arts

Sonic Arts

13 Nov 2014 1:10PM - 12 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: Sonic Arts
Venue: Sonic Lab
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Christmas Concert I

Christmas Concert I

6 Dec 2014 11:00AM - 6 Dec 2014 12:00AM

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Students of Junior Academy of Music


Venue: Elmwood Hall
Booking info: £3

Raviv Gandrow

Raviv Gandrow

10 Dec 2014 1:00PM - 10 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Raviv Gandrow - Sonic Arts
Venue: Sonic Lab
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Raviv Gandrow

Raviv Gandrow

11 Dec 2014 1:10PM - 11 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Raviv Gandrow - Sonic Arts
Venue: Sonic Lab
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QUB Big Band Christmas Concert

QUB Big Band Christmas Concert

11 Dec 2014 7:30PM - 11 Dec 2014 12:00AM

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Join us for our annual celebration of the season through Big Band Jazz, when the virtuosi of QUB Big Band are directed by Steve Barnett. Jazz favourites, from the Swing Era through to the 70s, will be spiced with seasonal favourites for Christmas time.


Venue: Crescent Arts Centre
Booking info: £7/£5

QUB Big Band Christmas Concert

QUB Big Band Christmas Concert

11 Dec 2014 7:30PM - 11 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Join us for our annual celebration of the season through Big Band Jazz, when the virtuosi of QUB Big Band are directed by Steve Barnett. Jazz favourites, from the Swing Era through to the 70s, will be spiced with seasonal favourites for Christmas time.


Venue: Crescent Arts Centre
Booking info: £7/£5

Christmas Concert ii

Christmas Concert ii

13 Dec 2014 11:00AM - 13 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Students of Junior Academy of Music
Venue: Elmwood Hall
Booking info: £3

“Music Memory: parading the past in Belfast”

“Music Memory: parading the past in Belfast”

17 Dec 2014 1:00PM - 17 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Dr Ray Casserly (CIEE)
Venue: McMordie Hall
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Bach To The Future - i

Bach To The Future - i

18 Dec 2014 1:10PM - 18 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Fenella Humphreys (solo violin) "With playing described in the press as ‘alluring’ and ‘a wonder’, violinist Fenella Humphreys is much in demand as a chamber musician and soloist, with performances taking her across the globe. Her first concerto recording, of Christopher Wright’s Violin Concerto for Dutton Epoch with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, was released recently to great critical acclaim, including selection as ‘Orchestral Choice CD’ in a 5 star review in the BBC Music Magazine. She has collaborated with artists including Alexander Baillie, Pekka Kuusisto and Martin Lovett, and is regularly invited by Steven Isserlis to take part in the International Musicians’ Seminar, Prussia Cove. Konzertmaster of the Deutsche Kammerakademie, she also enjoys guest leading and directing various ensembles in Europe. In 2012 Fenella created Bach To The Future, an inspirational commissioning project for six established composers to write works for solo violin to be performed alongside Bach’s six Sonatas and Partitas. Three of these works, by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Piers Hellawell and Gordon Crosse, were premiered at the Maltings, Snape this year in a residency, while the other three, by Sally Beamish, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Adrian Sutton, follow next year. In today’s recital Fenella presents Bach's Partita in E major with its new 'fellow', by Cheryl Frances-Hoad; in addition we hear a landmark for solo violin from a later era, the Sonata no.2 by Ysäye, in which the great Belgian violinist himself quoted and reflected upon Bach’s ideas from the Bach Partita in E. The recital opens with a Sonata by the ‘father’ of solo violin, Heinrich Biber, the Baroque composer whose landmark violin works form the background to Bach. Please note: second recital event today at 5.30 pm. "
Venue: Sonic lab
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Bach To The Future – ii

Bach To The Future – ii

18 Dec 2014 5:30PM - 18 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Fenella Humphreys (solo violin) In an informal lecture-recital setting, Fenella Humphreys performs Bach’s great Partita no 2 in D minor, with its closing Chaconne. Before this she will be joined by Piers Hellawell to introduce his own contribution to her project, Balcony Scenesfor solo violin; this will be performed on its own, first, and then with its four sections interspersed among the movements of the Bach Partita. Join us for Bach's great Chaconne!
Venue: McMordie Hall
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