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The Beginning of an Idea
Opera: The Beginning of an Idea

Since 2005, students of the Opera and Music Theatre course directed by Professor Martyn Harry have created a number of cutting-edge productions of works by Berio, Wishart, Kagel and Cage, as well as the memorable world premieres of Chris Garrard’s A Handmaid’s Tale in 2013 and Toby Young’s Witch...

£5 students / £10 stalls / £13 gallery
Saturday, 19 January 2019 - 8:00pm
Lunchtime Recital
Lunchtime Recital: Tom Carr (piano)

Tom Carr (St Hilda's)

Curated by Dr. Jonathan Williams, the Director of College Music at St Hilda's, the popular Lunchtime Recital Series offers weekly concerts performed by members of College, students from across the University, and professional musicians.


Free Entry
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 1:15pm
Cushion Concert
Tabla and Tambour Cushion Concerts

Our monthly Cushion Concerts introduce children to the wonder and excitement of music. Led by Aliye, these fun and interactive family concerts feature a different instrument each week. Bring along your own cushions and be inspired!

£5 per person / £16 family ticket (under 1s free)
Sunday, 13 January 2019 - 10:00am
Winnie the Witch: A Christmas Adventure
Winnie and Wilbur: A Christmas Adventure

Join Winnieeveryone's favoruite accident-prone, adventure-loving witch, as she tries to give Wilbur, her long-suffering cat, A Christmas to Remember. Winnie takes Wilbur under the sea and even into Outer Space to find him amazing gifts. But all Wilbur really wants is to curl...

Saturday, 15 December 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, 23 December 2018 - 5:00pm
Steven Isserlis
Steven Isserlis & Alasdair Beatson

Steven Isserlis returns to the JdP with a group of three sonatas, each of which manages to fuse elements of lyricism and of formal dynamism—Bach’s First Gamba Sonata, Beethoven’s popular A major Cello Sonata and Steven’s own transcription of the Schumann Third Violin Sonata. The recital...

£10 students / £27 stalls / £32 gallery
Saturday, 1 December 2018 - 7:30pm
Lunchtime Recital
Lunchtime Recital: St Hilda's Freshers' Concert

Ellen O'Brien (horn) & Daniel Riley (trumpet)

Curated by Dr. Jonathan Williams, the Director of College Music at St Hilda's, the popular Lunchtime Recital Series offers weekly...

Free Entry
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 1:15pm
Bernard d'Ascoli
Debussy in Perspective: Bernard d'Ascoli (piano)

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Debussy‘s death, Bernard d’Ascoli presents two of the French composer’s masterpieces for piano, ‘L’Isle Joyeuse‘ (1904) and thesecond book of ‘Images’ (1907). They are prefaced by key works from the composers who arguably influenced him most, Chopin and...

£8 students / £22 stalls / £26 gallery
Friday, 23 November 2018 - 7:30pm
St Hilda's Lunchtime Recital Series
Lunchtime Recital: Quartet Recital

Barnaby Burleigh, Andrew Hartnell-Booth, Holly Jackson & David Palmer

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

Curated by Dr. Jonathan Williams, the Director of College Music at St Hilda's, the...

Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 1:15pm
Ruth Crawford Seeger, Charles Ives and Conlon Nancarrow
American Pioneers: Ives' Concord Sonata, Ruth Crawford Seeger and the complete Nancarrow

Jonathan Powell (piano) presents three American greats, all musical outsiders and pioneers. Ives’ transcendental ‘Concord’ Sonata was suggested by his readings of Emerson, Hawthorne, Alcott and Thoreau, and has long been regarded as a classic of 20th-century piano literature. Ruth Seeger’s early...

£5 students / £13 stalls / £18 gallery
Saturday, 10 November 2018 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Luke Nickel & Marco Donnarumma
Marco Donnarumma & Luke Nickel

For the first event of the new EXPO Series of new music events in the JdP, we welcome Marco Donnarumma for a performance of his works and a lecture on robotics, biotechnology and electroacoustic music, and...

Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 1:15pm to 6:00pm