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Lunchtime Concerts

Each term the Music Centre presents a series of Lunchtime Concerts, featuring a diverse range of exciting music from students, professionals and visitors. The concerts are all FREE, last less than an hour and take place on Thursday lunchtimes at 1:10pm in the Ensemble Room, within the Music Centre (for directions, click here). Please note that these are not ticketed concerts, entry will be on a first come, first served basis so we recommend you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Thu, Oct 27, '16
1:10pm - 2pm
My 1st Concert
Helen Martin Studio

A concert specially designed to give babies and children an exciting introduction to the wonderful world of classical music, and their parents and carers a relaxed lunchtime treat. Come and enjoy music played by professional performers in an informal setting, and take part with music and movement. All ages welcome.

Thu, Nov 3, '16
1:10pm - 2pm
Incus Ensemble
Ensemble Room

Clarinet - Jack McNeill

Viola - Rose Redgrave

Piano - David Quigley

Incus Ensemble return to the lunchtime series with a programme inviting you to explore the three instruments in four very different sound worlds - and all before lunch! Bringing a fresh perspective and energy to the repertoire here with Mozart's defining Kegelstatt Trio, as well as being strong advocates of new music, performing Howard Skempton's beautiful Pavillion. Then they invite you on a virtuosic dash through the Paris streets with a movement from Françaix's trio and to swing by Buenos Aires with them for an arrangement from Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Thu, Nov 10, '16
1:10pm - 2pm
Royal Northern College of Music: Chris Gibbons, clarinet and Sid Ramchander, piano
Ensemble Room

This concert features two of the cornerstones of clarinet repertoire; Johannes Brahms’ Second Sonata for clarinet and piano and Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for clarinet and piano.

Accompanying these two pieces are Pastoral for clarinet and piano by Arthur Bliss and Gershwin’s Three Preludes.

Thu, Nov 17, '16
1:10pm - 2pm
Ensemble Room

The Cygnus Trio represents the capacity of music and musicianship to transcend physical and geographical boundaries, with twin homes in Valencia and London. They formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2012 and have been playing and travelling together ever since. The trio has performed at several festivals, including the International Classical Music Festival in Villanueva de los Infantes, Ciudad Real; the Santander International Festival and Music Coll 2015. They have been awarded prizes at several competitions all over Spain. On the 17th November, they will be performing Brahms' Piano Trio in C major op. 87.

Thu, Nov 24, '16
1:10pm - 2pm
Warren Mailley-Smith
Ensemble Room

Warwick Graduate and International Concert Pianist Warren Mailley-Smith makes a welcome return to the lunchtime series. 2016 has seen Warren become the first British pianist to perform the complete works of Chopin from memory at St John’s, Smith Square, in London, comprising 230 works, over 11 concerts. His most recent CD, Rhapsody in Blue, was featured as Classic FM’s Drive CD of the week in Dec 2015. He will perform a programme of Chopin on November 24th as he looks to record the complete Chopin cycle over the next 24 months.

Thu, Dec 1, '16
1:10pm - 2pm
Mansell Trio
Ensemble Room

Comprising violin, viola and cello the Mansell Trio are delighted to be performing for you in this lunchtime recital. From playful Boccherini to the genius of Beethoven, via gems from Schubert and Reger, they will take you on a memorable journey through the string trio repertoire.

Thu, Dec 8, '16
1:10pm - 2pm
Ensemble Room

The Music Centre's very own all Female vocal group perform classic Christmas favourites with audience participation.

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