The Department of Music in Durham is one of the leading centres for the study of music in Britain, an established Centre for Excellence in Teaching with an international reputation.
As you might expect, the sheer wealth of musical talent in Durham means that there is a comprehensive, year-round musical programme, catering for every possible musical taste. From classical recitals, to Big Band swing, Brass bands to modern jazz, Durham University offers a fabulous range of performances for everyone to enjoy!
Monday 3 April 2017
This public lecture will be delivered by by Noam Elkies. Noam is a professor in the Harvard mathematics department (where he became a full professor at age 26), and a graduate of Julliard.
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Friday 7 April 2017
Once in a while a young band comes along that makes you stop, look and listen........”Red Butler is one such a band”
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Saturday 8 April 2017
Allegri Miserere Mei and other choral music for Passiontide by Tallis, Palestrina, Victoria and Leighton. “The Night in the Garden” tells the tragic story of the final hours before Christ’s crucifixion with music by the great Renaissance Roman Catholic composers Tallis, Palestrina and Victoria, along with “What love is this of Thine” a spiritually intense meditation on God’s love by the British composer Kenneth Leighton.
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Monday 1 May 2017
Tuesday 2 May 2017
Musicon Concert Series 2017
The popular Brodsky Quartet return to Durham to perform a Programme that includes:
Johann Sebastian Bach's Selection from Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue),
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Fugue from: Four Pieces for String Quartet, op 81,
Alexander Borodin - String Quartet no 2
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet no 8, op 59 no 2
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Saturday 20 May 2017
Durham Choral Society, orchestra and soloists perform Mozart Requiem (KV626) and Solemn Vespers (KV339) in the stunning surroundings of Durham Cathedral.
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Saturday 17 June 2017
Before we know it Summer will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival...... Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK, we wanted to present a line-up that appeals to music lovers of all ages in and around the North East. We think we have achieved this and with Dr Feelgood headlining, a transatlantic flavouring, 11 different artists with six performing on an Amp Driven Main Stage and five on a more serene Acoustic Stage; this is one date for your diary!
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The Orchestral Society’s annual Cathedral Concert featuring the Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alex Mackinder and the Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Reddel.
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