OU partners Southbank Centre in groundbreaking music festival

The OU is a partner for a major festival of music to take place all next year at the Southbank Centre in London. Based on Alex Ross’s bestselling book The Rest is Noise, the festival is an ambitious attempt to promote the music of the twentieth century, and will involve the London Philharmonic Orchestra devoting the entirety of its residency at the Southbank to the project. Alongside the more than 100 concerts and 150 talks (to which OU academics will be contributing), the BBC will be showing a three-part documentary series. This is scheduled to be broadcast in February, and has been made in collaboration with the OU. More details will be posted about this in the new year.

Details of the events can be found here, and a Guardian story about the festival here.

About Ben Winters

Ben Winters is a Senior Lecturer in Music.
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