Category Archives: Performance

Study Afternoon with the OAE, London, 12 May

The Department will be presenting a Study Afternoon with its curriculum partner, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), at Kings Place (near King’s Cross and St Pancras stations), on Saturday 12 May, at 3-5 pm. The afternoon will … Continue reading

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Liz Lane featured on Open University Choir Concert

On Thursday 23 November at 1 pm, the Open University Choir will present the world première of A different kind of urban, a work for choir, brass ensemble, timpani and percussion by Open University Associate Lecturer Liz Lane, with lyrics by Milton … Continue reading

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Bach study afternoon with the OAE, 20 May

  OU academics Helen Coffey and Robert Samuels will present a study afternoon at Kings Place, London on 20 May as part of the department’s academic partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE). The event looks at the contexts and … Continue reading

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“Stimmung” by Karlheinz Stockhausen: concert, 25th February

If you’re in the Northeast this weekend you might have a look at the programme for the Musicon Festival in Durham. I’ll be doing the sound projection for a performance of Stockhausen’s “Stimmung” – a piece from 1968 featuring six … Continue reading

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Upcoming concerts to feature compositions by Liz Lane

There will be three major performances of music by Liz Lane, Associate Lecturer on A224 Inside Music, during the next month. The first, a performance of Antiphonary for brass band, will take place in Murcia Cathedral, Spain, at the end … Continue reading

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Pre-concert event for the OAE

The Music Department’s partner ensemble, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, continues its Southbank Centre season, and its exploration of nineteenth-century repertoire, with a performance on Tuesday 12 April of Mahler’s Second Symphony, the “Resurrection”. Once again, the OU will … Continue reading

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OU Music Department featured in OAE’s Southbank Centre weekend

On Saturday 6 February at the Royal Festival Hall, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment presents a programme conducted by Marin Alsop, featuring two of Schumann’s last works for large orchestra, the ‘Rhenish’ Symphony and the Violin Concerto (suppressed … Continue reading

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Avid for Ovid

As part of his practice-based research into creating narrative in music and dance, Malcolm Atkins is working as a composer/performer with the group Avid for Ovid who interpret narratives from Ovid’s Metamorphoses through solo dance and music, and in this … Continue reading

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4. Music is creative

Music is creative – you’ll learn about how musicians work creatively with sound, and experience this for yourself. As we mentioned earlier in this series of blogs, you don’t have to be an expert musician to understand more about music. … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: filming for our MOOC

Recently Naomi Barker and Catherine Tackley spent the day at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester filming content for the Department’s Futurelearn Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) From notation to performance: Understanding musical scores. In the first of a … Continue reading

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