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Durham University’s 2018-19 professional concert series will be opened by the Leonore Trio, offering a programme of iconic works, including Parry’s first piano trio, in celebration of the composer’s centenary. Our second concert is from the world-renowned Bozzini quartet, coming all the way from Canada to give us a wonderful programme of works ranging from the middle ages to the present, including a brand new commission from Durham composer James Weeks. We end the first half of the season with a concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. John Snijders, Head of Performance in the Music Department, will give a recital of works by women composers, including a selection of pieces by suffragette Dame Ethel Smyth.


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Hubert Parry Centenary

Leonore Trio

Benjamin Nabarro (violin)
Gemma Rosenfield (cello)
Tim Horton (piano)

Tuesday 16th October 2018
Music School, Palace Green

Quatuor Bozzini

Clemens Merkel (violin)
Alissa Cheung (violin)
Stéphanie Bozzini (viola)
Isabelle Bozzini (cello)

Tuesday 20th November 2018
Town Hall, Market Place

Works by Clementi, Pérotin, Medeksaite, Lianne Lewis, Weeks.

A Woman's Voice Suffrage at 100

John Snijders (piano)
with guest performers

Tuesday 11th December 2018
Music School, Palace Green

Some of the greatest piano works by women composers from the 19th and 20th centuries.

EXAUDI Italian Madrigal Book


Tuesday 29th January 2019
Elvet Methodist Church
Old Elvet, Durham

The programme includes Italian madrigals by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Marenzio, Sciarrino and Egan

The Brodsky Quartet

Daniel Rowland (violin)
Ian Belton (violin)
Paul Cassidy (viola)
Jacqueline Thomas

Tuesday 12th February 2019
Town Hall, Market Place

Works by Schubert, Shostakovich and Ravel.

Musicon NEW MUSIC Focus

Ives Ensemble

23rd and 24th February 2018
Department of Music, Palace Green

Three concerts will focus on pieces by Alvin Lucier and Aldo Clementi – two composers whose works are as enigmatic as they are considered.

Festival of East Asian Music

9th-10th-11th March 2019
Department of Music, Durham

This year, Musicon presents its 7th Festival of East Asian Music - three concerts showcasing wonderfully virtuosic musical artistry while opening windows onto the rich musical heritages of China, Japan and Korea.