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Please take time to look through the
wonderful wealth of music-making offered
by the University of Huddersfield's 2010-11
concert season.
As well as giving plenty of opportunity for our own students
to perform, either as soloists or in our many varied ensembles,
we have invited a huge variety of visiting performers to inspire,
challenge and entertain us with their music.
We are particularly pleased to welcome Sheffield-based Ensemble
360 as our 'ensemble-in-residence': they give three lunchtime
concerts and will be coaching our chamber music students.
Their programmes always include some unusual and often unfairly
neglected pieces, and their communicative performances have
brought them many keen fans in the region.
This year's programme also features a number of leading
practitioners in the field of popular music, which is becoming
an increasingly important part of the Department's curriculum:
their expertise as recording artists, singer-songwriters or DJs
complements the masterclass programme in classical music,
which this year includes a return visit from that wizard of the
flute, Wissam Boustany.
Whether your interests are in early or contemporary music,
classical, electronic or pop, there's hopefully something that
will intrigue you and entice you to one or both of our splendid
venues: the intimate Phipps Hall in the Creative Arts Building,
or the more formal splendour of St Paul's, whose majestic organ
features in a regular series of Wednesday recitals.
Please join us, and enjoy the feast we have laid on. I look forward
to welcoming you to a number of these events during the year.
Professor John Bryan
Head of Music and Drama
University of Huddersfield
Thursday 30 September
1.15pm – St Paul’s Hall (SP)
Ferdinand David Quartet
The Ferdinand David Ensemble, which includes David Milsom as an
external member, will perform Mendelssohn's op 13 and Brahms'
op 51 no 1 quartets on period instruments using research-based
historical performing techniques.

Thursday 7 October
1.15pm - SP
Peter Martin – lute
Peter transports us back to the 16th Century with an attractive
and varied solo programme of music for lute. Sober pavans,
virtuosic variations, exuberant jigs and dumps.

Thursday 7 October (CeReNeM)
8.00pm – Phipps Hall (PH)
Philip Thomas - piano
Late Feldman 1
The first of three concerts this year featuring the late, extended
piano works of Morton Feldman. Tonight’s concert features the
longest work, Triadic Memories.

Monday 11 October
6.15pm - PH
Charlie Russell and Brad Spence
Producers Charlie Russell (George Michael/Kylie/ Madonna/Will
Young) and Brad Spence (Coldplay/Radiohead/Stereophonics),
will discuss how they went from popular music students to
successful producers, playing recordings, and discussing how
they were made.
Admission free

Wedesday 13 October
1.15pm – PH
Un viaggio musicale
Duncan Druce – violin,
Graham Cummings – University Organist
A ‘musical journey’ through the Baroque courts and cities
of Italy, Austria, South and North Germany.

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                      Thursday 14 October
                      1.15pm – SP
                      Ensemble 360
The first of three concerts this year given by our acclaimed
ensemble in residence, Music in the Round’s Ensemble 360.
Programme to include Howell’s Fantasy Quartet,
Schumann Piano Trio in D minor Op. 63.

Thursday 14 October
7.30pm – PH
Bass Masterclass by
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay
Thursday 21 October (CeReNeM)
1.15pm - SP
Heather Roche – clarinet
Kate Ledger - piano
Heather and Kate present new works written for their duo,
including pieces by Alec Hall, Joseph Lake and Huddersfield-
based Nick Williams.

Monday 25 October (HMS)
7.30pm - SP
Barbirolli Quartet
Haydn - String Quartet no. 44 in E major, op. 54, no. 3, Hob.III:59
Szymanowski - Quartet no. 2, op. 56
Nathan Williamson - String Quartet 2010
Mendelssohn - Quartet no. 6 in F minor, op. 80

Wednesday 27 and
Thursday 28 October
12.15pm – SP
University Open Day Concerts
A range of performances and compositions from Music and
Music Technology students
Admission free

Thursday 28th October (CeReNeM)
8.00pm - PH
Philip Thomas - piano
Late Feldman (2)
The second of three concerts this year featuring the late,
extended piano works of Morton Feldman. Tonight’s concert
features the last work, Palais de mari alongside Piano ’77 and
Piano Piece 1964
Thursday 4 November
1.15pm – SP
Sally Doherty Concert
and Masterclass
Singer songwriter Sally Doherty mixes latin, folk and jazz, having
written for the BBC, and performed with Richard Hawley, Italian
band Planet Funk and Scanner. After performing herself, she will
give a masterclass on popular music singing.

                                4 November
                                3.30pm – PH

Mike Heaton and Steve Firth
Mike and Steve of the band Embrace will give a masterclass on
bass guitar and drums. Embrace were formed in Brighouse, West
Yorkshire, and have had three UK no.1 albums.
Admission free

Monday 8 November (HMS)
7.30pm - SP
Dante Quartet
Haydn - Quartet No. 42 in C major, op. 54, no. 2
Barber - String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11
Franck - String Quartet in D major

Tuesday 9 November (CeReNeM)
7.30pm - PH
Catatumbo is an improvising trio, consisting of Ingrid Laubrock
(tenor saxophone), Olie Brice (double bass) and Javier Carmona
(drums). Their music merges free improvisation with
experimental rock, contemporary jazz, and punk.

Wednesday 10 November
1.15pm – SP
Organ Recital
Programme to be announced – see website for details

Thursday 11 November
1.15pm - SP
Selected postgraduate and undergraduate performers from the
University of Huddersfield Music Department.
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Thursday 11 November
3.30pm - PH
Snake Davis
Widely known for his work with M-People, Take That, Paul
McCartney, Amy Winehouse and others, Snake will be
performing on saxophone and also working with students and
answering questions.
Admission free

Thursday 18 November
1.15pm - SP
Peter Hill – piano
Peter Hill, known for his recordings of 20th Century music
(Messiaen, Schoenberg and Stravinsky), is also a notable
exponent of Bach. His programme, featuring Preludes and
Fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier, Book 2, will be followed
by a masterclass for student pianists.

Friday 19 – Sunday 28 November
10 day international programme of concerts, installations,
exhibitions, workshops, talks and films. Composer in Residence is
Rebecca Saunders. Visit for information and
online ticket booking at discounted prices (other staff/student
discounts also available).
“hcmf// is a shining example of global ambition ...”
Royal Philharmonic Society Award winner 2009

Monday 29 November (CeReNeM)
7.30pm - SP
Joby Burgess – percussion
One of Britain’s most diverse percussionists, Joby Burgess'
performance includes recent music incorporating electronics
from Kenneth Hesketh, Graham Fitkin and Gabriel Prokofiev;
exploring global junk instruments, the pre-pianola experiments
of Conlon Nancarrow and the Amen Break - six seconds of
drumming that changed the face of electronic music.

                               2 December
                               1.15pm - SP

Clare Wilkinson
- mezzo soprano, accompanied by members of the Rose Consort
on viols, lute, harpsichord and organ ‘Flow my teares’ - songs
both merry and melancholy from the Renaissance and early
Baroque periods.
                                2 December

The Rose Consort, Clare Wilkinson,
the University Chamber Choir
directed by John Bryan
7.30pm - SP
Peace on earth: good will toward men
Music for the Christmas season from Elizabethan and
Jacobean England.

Monday 6 December (HMS)
7.30pm - SP
Carducci Quartet
Haydn - Quartet No. 30 in E flat major (The Joke), op. 33, no. 2
Moeran - String Quartet no 1 in A Minor
Phillip Glass - String Quartet no. 2 Company
Beethoven- String Quartet no.11 in F minor, op.95 (Serioso)

Wednesday 8 December
1.15pm - SP
Thomas Leech – Leeds Cathedral
Messiaen - La Nativité du Seigneur (1935)
A complete performance of this extended work, consisting of
nine organ meditations on aspects of the Christian Christmas
story, expressed through Messiaen’s very individual and
colouristic musical language.

Thursday 9 December
1.15pm - PH
DJ Rasp Concert and Masterclass
DJ Rasp is DMC Battle for Supremacy UK champion and IDA UK
Champion 2009, one of the top scratch DJs in the country. He will
give a performance and masterclass featuring of scratch DJ
Admission free

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Thursday 9 December
7.30pm - SP
The University Symphonic Wind
Orchestra and New Music
In conjunction with the exhibition Every Day Is A Good Day at
Huddersfield Art Gallery, the NME presents a programme of
music by John Cage.

Thursday 16 December
1.15pm - SP
The University Brass Band
Programme to be announced – see website for details

Thursday 16 December
7.30pm - SP
The University Orchestra,
String Orchestra and Choir
Winter Warmers
The University Choir (director: Lisa Colton) perform songs to
remind us of warmer times, including Josquin’s lively El grillo,
English medieval classic Sumer is icumen in, a selection of
carols and Toch’s Geographical Fugue (for spoken chorus).
The University String Orchestra (director: David Milsom)
perform Holst’s St Paul’s Suite, Parry’s Lady Radnor’s Suite,
and Puccini’s Crisantemi.

Wednesday 12 January
7.15pm - PH
Popular Music Recital
Final year performance students who specialise in popular music
will give a series of recitals, providing a high quality mix of
instrumental music and songs.
Admission free

Thursday 13 January
7.30pm - PH
Pop Directed Ensembles
A selection of rock & pop student ensembles performing a range
of well known and original songs. Part of a two-part event,
continued on Friday.
Admission free
Friday 14 January
7.30pm - PH
Pop Directed Ensembles
Performance Night
Continued from Thursday. More performances from music &
music technology student pop groups.
Admission free

Monday 17 January (HMS)
7.30pm - SP
Alexei Grynyuk - piano
Chopin - Polonaise in C# minor op 26 No.1 and A flat Heroic
op.53, Nocturne in F op.15 no.1 and C# minor op.27 no.1,
Variations On a German Air, Three Mazurkas op.59
Beethoven - Appassionata Sonata No 23 in F minor op. 57
Liszt - Petrarch Sonnet no.104, Mephisto Waltz

                              20 January
                              1.15pm - SP
Iain Harrison
Exploring the saxophone as collaborator with other instruments,
instrumentalists and sounds. The saxophone is here presented in
different guises from the traditional saxophone and piano duo, to
progressive computer manipulation.

Thursday 20 January
7.30pm – PH
Roland Masterclass
Craig Blundell (V-Drums) and Alex Hutchings (Guitar) are official
demonstrators from Roland UK, one of the largest manufacturers
of electronic instruments in the world. They will be performing
together to demonstrate the performance capabilities of some
of Roland’s latest technology.

                              25 January
                              (CeReNeM )
                              1.15pm – SP
New music for koto, viola, clarinet, shakuhachi, oboe & sho,
featuring Okeanas Ensemble, with new music from student
composers. A unique, intriguing and often entrancingly
beautiful sound world.
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                                 27 January
                                 1.15pm – SP

Here Comes the Sun: Fiery Fluting
to Melt the January Chill
The transatlantic Duo Sonita is Jessica Quiñones, a native from
the New Mexican desert and Catherine Shackell, a Northerner
from the green rolling hills of Durham. Fusing their contrasting
musical backgrounds, they present repertoire inspired by deserts,
sunshine and heat.

Monday 31 January
7.30pm - SP
The University of Huddersfield
Saxophone Ensemble and
Flute Choir
The Saxophone Ensemble features all current first study saxophonists,
other music students and former students of the University performs
in a wide range of musical styles, encouraging new compositions,
and having fun. They are joined by the flute choir playing music by
J. S. Bach , Fauré , Gabrielli and Trevor Wye.

Thursday 3 February
7.30pm - PH
Pop choir, South Asian Arts
Ensemble, Folk Ensemble
A range of student group performances from Indian classical
music, Gospel and English and American folk songs. Part of
Music's Pop directed ensembles module.
Admission free

Monday 7 February (HMS)
7.30pm - SP
Maggini Quartet
Beethoven - String Quartet op.18 no.3
Frank Bridge - String Quartet no.2
Mendelssohn - String Quartet op.44 no.3

Wednesday 9 February
1.15pm - SP
Organists Plus
Current student organists, plus other instruments
Thursday 10 February
1.15pm – SP
Ferdinand David Piano Quintet
In the second of their concerts, the Quintet will perform
Schumann’s seminal piano quintet on period instruments, using
experimental research-based historical performance techniques.

Thursday 17 February
1.15pm – SP
DYAD Percussion Duo
Toby Kearney and Dan Jones, fourth year undergraduates at the
Royal Northern College of Music, perform music ranging across
three centuries from Japanese composers Minoru Miki and Keiko
Abe to Steve Reich and Chick Corea.

Thursday 17 February (CeReNeM)
8.00pm – PH
Philip Thomas – piano
Late Feldman (3) –
For Bunita Marcus (1985)
The final concert featuring the late, extended piano works of
Morton Feldman.

Wednesday 23 February
1.15pm – SP
Resounding Brass and Organ
Simon Lindley – Leeds Parish Church, Leeds Town Hall
A winning combination of a flamboyant organist and one of this
University’s premier performing ensembles, in music that is both
familiar (by Saint-Saëns, Boëllman, and Walton) and perhaps less
so ( Arthur Wills, Fenland Suite).

Wednesday 23 February –
Sunday 27 February (CeReNeM)
GEMdays 2011
The annual festival of electronic music showcasing homegrown
and international talent this year features acousmatic music
from Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (CAN/UK), live-electronics from
Alexander Schubert (DE) and Sten-Olof Hellstrom (SWE), laptop
performances by Sam Pluta (USA) and new works for voice and
electronics by Peyee Chen (USA).

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Thursday 24th February
2.15pm - SP
Masterclass - Steve Waterman
– jazz trumpet
Jazz and Improvisation - methods and techniques to improve
the skills of beginners or developing musicians.

Friday 25th February
7.30pm – Lawrence Batley Theatre
University Big Band with
Steve Waterman
The Big Band is joined by British trumpet star, Steve Waterman.
Original compositions and arrangements by Steve and a
selection big band classics.
LBT Box office: £12 (£10 cons) £5 student standby.
01484 430528

Thursday 3 March
1.15pm - SP
Guest Masterclass
Details to be announced – see website

                                Thursday 3 March
                                7.30pm – SP
                                Seth Josel - guitar
Berlin-based guitarist Seth Josel presents a programme of new
works for guitar and electric guitar, including the UK premieres of
works by Peter Ablinger, Ming Tsao and Josh Levine alongside
newly written works by Huddersfield postgraduate composers.

                                Monday 7 March
                                7.30pm - SP

Rhodri Davies - harp
A solo harp recital of contemporary music performed by Rhodri
Davies. Featuring new works specially written for Davies by
Michael Pisaro, Sarah Hughes and Ben Patterson.
Wednesday 9 March
1.15pm - PH
John Scott Whiteley – York
Minster, Organist Emeritus
Bach comes to Town!
A recital of music by J.S.Bach, performed by a charismatic
musician, who through his outstanding atmospheric recordings
for BBC 2 on historic instruments in Holland and Germany, has
converted many both to the composer and to the instrument.

Thursday 10 March
1.15pm - SP
Wissam Boustany – flute
with Jonathan Fisher – piano
Wissam Boustany has established an international career as a
concert artist and teacher touring South and North America,
Europe and the Middle and Far East. His recital is followed by a
workshop with flute students.

Thursday 10 March (CeReNeM)
7.30pm – SP
Ensemble Plus Minus
Plus Minus presents Dikhthas and Evryali by Xenakis, works by
the Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen and two pieces written
especially for the group by Huddersfield postgraduate composers.

Monday 14 March (CeReNeM)
7.30pm – SP
Sebastian Berweck - piano
A wide selection of contemporary keyboard music, from piano
to distorted piano and pure electronics. German, Italian,
Hungarian and US-American avant-garde music, including three
British premieres and Ligeti's Etudes Book 1 for their 25th
anniversary in 2011.

                          Thursday 17 March
                          1.15pm – SP
                          Ensemble 360
In their second visit to the University, Ensemble 360 perform
Martinu’s Oboe Quartet and the Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 87
by Dvorak.

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                                 Thursday 17
                                 7.30pm – SP

The University New Music
Ensemble and Chamber Choir
Programme to be announced – see website for details

Monday 21 March (HMS)
Maria Milstein - violin
and Miriam Leskis - piano
Schubert - Sonatine in A minor E flat major D385; op 137 no 2
Janacek - Sonata
Beethoven - Sonata op.12 no 3 in E flat Major;
Stravinsky - Divertimento (after the Fairy's Kiss).

Thursday 24 March (CeReNeM)
1.15pm - SP
Eleri Ann Evans - saxophone
unjust judgments
An eclectic programme of progressive saxophone music, inspired
by the words of Charles Bukowski.

Thursday 24 March
7.30pm – SP
The University Chamber Orchestra,
String Orchestra and Choir
The University String Orchestra (director: David Milsom) will
perform early 20th Century British compositions, including
Elgar’s Elegy and Serenade for Strings, utilising period-sensitive
performance styles. John Bryan will also conduct two
masterpieces from Classical Vienna -
Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in D major K.385 Haffner
Haydn - Schöpfungsmesse Mass in B flat major (1801)

Monday 28 March
7.30pm – SP
The University Brass Band
and Percussion Ensemble
A rare treat to hear the University’s Percussion Ensemble after
their appearance at the 2009 HCMF and more recently in the
Barbarolli Room at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. For further
programme details see website.
Wednesday 30 March
1.15pm - SP
Graham Cummings
– University Organist
The Gallic Muse
French organ music from the late 17th Century to the late 20th
Century in a programme of music by Marchand, Guilmant,
Franck, Langlais and Messiaen.

Thursday 31 March
1.15pm – SP
The University Early Music Ensemble
Programme to be announced – see website for details

Thursday 31 March
7.30pm – SP
The University Symphonic Wind
Orchestra and student soloists
For further programme details, see website

Tuesday 5 April
1.15pm - SP
The University Folk Group
The final performance of this year from the acclaimed University
Folk Group, including a variety of historic and modern songs from
a range of counties. Directed by Pete Coe.

                         Thursday 7 April
                         1.15pm – SP
                         Ensemble 360
In their final visit this year, Ensemble 360 perform Bartok’s
Contrasts and Brahms’ Horn Trio Op. 40

Thursday 7 April
7.30pm – SP
The University Orchestra
and student soloists
For further details, see website

Monday 11 April (HMS)
Wiener Mozart Trio
Mozart - Piano Trio no.2 in G major, KV 496
Beethoven - Piano Trio op.70/1 in D major (Ghost)
Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor                                  14 15
Tuesday 3 May
7.30pm – SP
Pop Directed Ensembles
Final performances from this year’s a cappella pop choir and our
South Asian Arts group. See our website for full details of this
week’s band performances.

Monday 27 – Thursday 30 June
Summer Showcase Concerts
Watch website for further details.

In addition to those events listed, there will be a series of informal
student concerts most Tuesday lunchtimes at 1.15pm in St Paul’s
Hall (admission free). There will also be occasional Wednesday
lunchtime events in the Creative Arts Building atrium.

Ticket Information
Events take place in St Paul’s Hall (SP) or Phipps Concert Hall (PH)
Lunchtime Concerts
Full:                                £3.00
Concession:                          £2.00
All students                         Free

Evening Concerts
Full:                                £7.50
Concession:                          £5.00
Non-music student                    £3.00
Music student                        Free
Tel:                                 01484 472003

Visit for ticket information.
Box Office:                         01484 430528
Huddersfield Music Society
Concerts (HMS)
Student season ticket                £15
Student single ticket                £3
Tel:                                 01484 223200

The University reserves the right to change or cancel
programmes or artists without notice.
For full programme detail, see the Concerts website at:

The University of Huddersfield
Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH
Tel: 01484 472003
E-mail:                               10412

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