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Practising Performance events 2017/18

Nicholas Cleobury25 JANUARY 2018
14.00-16.30 CONCERT HALL, FACULTY OF MUSIC
CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS WITH NICHOLAS CLEOBURY

Nicholas Cleobury makes his annual visit to the Faculty of Music to work on Stravinsky’s Petrushka, giving pianists the chance to play and be coached on the superb arrangement for two pianos, and conductors the opportunity to learn how to conduct this iconic work. http://www.nicholascleobury.net


Messiaen

 

 

2 FEBRUARY 2018
14.00-17.00 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC
PERFORMING MESSIAEN WITH MATTHEW SCHELLHORN AND JEREMY THURLOW

2.00pm–3.40pm Extracts from Catalogue d’oiseaux performed by Matthew Schellhorn, followed by
an open discussion on Messiaen performance with Maggie Faultless, Jeremy Thurlow and Matthew Schellhorn.
3.40pm–5.00pm
Masterclass with Matthew Schellhorn

This event is being run in conjunction with Jeremy Thurlow’s undergraduate course, Oliver Messiaen 1949–64: Experiment and Regeneration. Pianists, singers and instrumentalists are invited to apply to perform in the masterclass.

Jeremy Thurlow will be performing Messiaen’s thrilling Messe de la Pentecôte on Friday 9 February at 4.15pm in Selwyn College Chapel. 

Michael Chance8 FEBRUARY 2018
14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC
VOCAL MASTERCLASS WITH MICHAEL CHANCE

The internationally renowned countertenor Michael Chance is making a much-awaited return to
the Practising Performance series in what will be a revelatory vocal class (singers must bring an accompanist) focusing on singing, rhetorical delivery and performance.
http://www.michaelchancecountertenor.co.uk


Michael Dussek

 

 

15 FEBRUARY 2018
14.00-16.30 CONCERT HALL, FACULTY OF MUSIC
PIANO MASTERCLASS WITH MICHAEL DUSSEK

Michael Dussek is Head of Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music as well as having a truly significant career as a solo and chamber music pianist. This class is open to any ensemble with a piano, from vocal/piano duos to larger instrumental ensembles. http://www.michaeldussek.co.uk


Johannes Wildner

 

 

21 FEBRUARY 2018
14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, CONCERT HALL
CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS WITH JOHANNES WILDNER

Johannes Wildner is Professor of Conducting at the Vienna University of Music and was Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra from 2010 to 2014. He is visiting the Faculty of Music for the first time to take conductors and pianists through the well-known tongue-twister for conductors, the Schumann Piano Concerto. Places for participants are available for pianists (both as soloist and to play the orchestral parts), string quartet (pre-formed or individuals), and conductors.

Sian Edwards

 

 

1 MARCH 2018
14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC
CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS WITH SIAN EDWARDS

We welcome Sian Edwards, Head of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, to work on another iconic work, Mozart’s Requiem. Class participants will include a string quartet (pre-formed or individuals), a pianist, and conductors – all of whom will be required to sing when not playing/conducting. This is a remarkable opportunity to get inside the piece as a performer and/or choral conductor. http://www.grovesartists.com/artist/sian-edwards/


Baroque Dance

8 MARCH 2018
14.00-16.30 RECITAL ROOM, FACULTY OF MUSIC
INTRODUCTION TO BAROQUE DANCE WITH MARY COLLINS

The final class of the term is open to all, and no experience of dancing is necessary. Mary Collins will deliver a practical introduction to the popular dances which underpin Baroque and later repertoire. By recognising the features, patterns and characters of each dance form, musicians can discover ways to realise and interpret dance-based music with a fresh perspective, resulting in exciting, historically informed performances. The workshop will include a basic introduction to the steps and style of key dances.

Comfortable, unrestricted clothing is advisable, as is footwear which permits the dancers to raise the heels and move easily on the balls of the feet.http://marycollins.co.uk  

Here is an excellent introduction to Mary's work.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTLlenIc6YQ


 

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