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    Trio Wanderer

    Thursday 12 October

    Trio Wanderer was founded 30 years ago by the members whilst students at the Conservatoire de Paris. In 1988 they won the ARD Competition in Munich and in 1990, the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in the USA. Since then they have become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles and s

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    Peatbog Faeries

    Wednesday 18 October

    Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are one of Scotland’s best known names in contemporary folk music. They incorporate many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. Their instrumentation includes, bagpipes, fiddle, whistl

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    Telemann and Handel: Friends for Life

    Thursday 19 October

    In 2017 we celebrate the German Baroque composer Telemann 250 years following his death. In this concert the London Handel Players focus on the friendship spanning more than 50 years between Handel and Telemann, both of whom were law students before turning to careers as composers.

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    Bella Hardy

    Wednesday 25 October

    BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2014, Bella grew up in Edale and now lives in Glasgow. In 2004 she was a BBC Young Folk Award finalist and since then has continued to record and perform as a fiddler/singer at a tremendous rate; appearing on numerous BBC radio and TV programmes, forming

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    Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside

    Thursday 26 October

    One of the UK’s best-loved baritones, and winner of the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Singer Award, Roderick Williams encompasses a wide repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital. Here he is joined by his long-standing duo p

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    University Philharmonia

    Saturday 28 October

    The first University concert of the academic year has a distinctly French flavour. Student Hugo Mak performs André Jolivet’s virtuosic and technically demanding bassoon concerto composed in 1954. This is framed by two works with a connection to birds: Haydn’s Symphony No.83 &am

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    Instant Composers Pool

    Monday 30 October

    Celebrating both 50 years of the group, and also Han Bennink’s 75th birthday, the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) is a unique and internationally renowned collective of Dutch composer-improviser-instrumentalists formed in 1967 by Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink and Willem Breuker.

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    Tango De Amor

    Wednesday 01 November

    Charismático, Karen Street’s dynamic Tango ensemble presents a brilliant evening of music by Argentinian composers Saúl Cosentino and Astor Piazzolla.

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    Argentine Tango Class

    Wednesday 01 November

    Join our world-class dancers for an introduction to Argentine tango. No previous experience necessary. Spaces limited book early to avoid disappointment.

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    Wihan Quartet & Sacconi Quartet

    Thursday 02 November

    All three string octets in this concert were written before the composers turned 20. Shostakovich’s two pieces for string octet - composed whilst a student at Leningrad Conservatory - are a chorale-like prelude followed by a fast and fiery Scherzo.

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    Kayhan Kalhor

    Wednesday 15 November

    A rare opportunity to hear Iranian Kamanche virtuoso Kayhan Kalho; internationally renowned as an exponent of Persian and Kurdish music. Please note there has been a change of artist line-up for this event and Toumani Diabaté will no longer perform.

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    University Chamber Choir

    Friday 17 November

    For its first concert of the year the University Chamber Choir performs a cappella motets by Brahms and Bruckner.