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February

Friday 5 February, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Malcolm Binns - piano80th Birthday Concert

Malcolm Binns piano

Malcolm Binns' distinguished career marks him as one of the finest British pianists of his generation. He has worked with many leading orchestras and conductors around the world, including Boulez, Boult, Dorati, Haitink and Rattle, and has played at three Last Nights of the Proms. Organised by the Former Staff Association, this concert is a celebration of his 80th birthday and will include works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin. Malcolm is generously giving this concert in aid of the University of Kent Student Music Fund.

 

T: Full £12/Students £5 click here


Saturday 6 February, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Gulbenkian presents
Aurora OrchestraAurora Orchestra
The Musical Memory Palace

Ed Cooke Grand Memory Master
Nicholas Collon conductor

Mozart - Symphony No 40 in G minor, K 550

 

Take a journey in musical memory in the company of Ed Cooke, Grand Memory Master. Cooke applies the playful, imaginative and often hilarious ‘memory palace’ techniques which he uses to improve memory retention to Mozart’s 40th Symphony, illuminating the genius and drama of Mozart’s writing and inviting audience members to astonish themselves with the power of their own memories. Nicholas Collon and Aurora Orchestra provide scintillating musical illustration, culminating in a memorised performance of the complete symphony.

 

T: Full £18 / GulbCard £16 /Student £10 / GulbCard Student and Gulbenkian Education Network £9 click here


Wednesday 10 February, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert
Total BrassTotal Brass

This award-winning brass quintet will help blow those winter blues away! Formed of current and past students of the Royal Academy of Music, the ensemble consists of players with emerging freelancing careers, who work with some of the UK’s top professional orchestras and ensembles. As well as performing countless recitals across the country, Total Brass has had many high profile performances, including opening the Gramophone Awards Ceremony in 2013 and performing for Her Majesty the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the Arts event.

 

T: Free, with suggested donation £3


Friday 12 February, Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, 1.10pm

#EarBox: Minerva Voices

Daniel Harding, Joe Prescott conductors

 

Minerva VoicesThe #EarBox series exploring the links between music and painting returns to Studio 3 Gallery with a selection of choral works set against the current exhibition, as Minerva Voices warms up for its concert in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral in two weeks. Programme includes pieces by Chilcott, Tormis, Gounod and Holst.

 

T: free


Wednesday 17 February, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Event imageInvitation to the Dance

University Cecilian Choir, String Sinfonia

Daniel Harding conductor

 

In association with the University of Kent’s LGBT Staff Network as part of LGBT History Month, a celebration in words and music of the work of Jean-Baptiste Lully in a programme of joyous sacred and secular works.

 

T: Free

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Friday 19 February, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

CantiaQuorum
A Frenchman in New Orleans

CantiaQuorumFor their Spring term concert CantiaQuorum heads across the Pond to New Orleans. We hear a new take on an old story in Wynton Marsalis' Fiddler's Tale, shedding light from the Jazz age on Stravinsky's masterpiece. Gems from Gershwin have a French companion in Maurice Ravel, who proves you don't have to be American to swing! A Frenchman in New Orleans? Come and join him!

 

T: Full £13/ Students £7 click here


Friday 26 February, The Crypt, Canterbury Cathedral, 7.30pm

University of Kent Minerva Voices and Consort

Minerva VoicesDaniel Harding, Joe Prescott conductors

 

 

Vivaldi – Gloria

 

An opportunity to hear Vivaldi’s famous work in its all-female version, written for the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice. The first half of the concert explores the diversity of upper-voice repertoire from the medieval period and the radiant music of Hildegard von Bingen through to contemporary works by Tormis and Chilcott.

 

T: Full £13/ Unreserved £7 click here

This concert is in memory of David Humphreys who died in December, and who generously sponsored this concert each year in memory of his wife, Julia.


Saturday 27 Feb / Sun 28 Feb, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

University of Kent Musical Theatre Showcase

There and Back Again

Event imageJourney into a world of Fuzz, Fur and Felt as the Musical Theatre Society introduces you to a new breed of show. Join Princeton the puppet and his furry friends for an evening of some familiar show tunes including Wicked and Avenue Q. It guarantees to be a show to ruffle your fur (in a good way) and take MTS into a place completely out of the ordinary. Suitable for the whole family, join us for a polite night of highbrow comedy, entertainment and decorum as well as puppets.

 

T: Full £8/Concessions and Students £5

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