World Voice Day 2016
On Saturday 16 April 2016, a celebration of World Voice Day will be held at the University of York, chaired by Dr. Helena Daffern, a member of the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities research student network, ‘Expressive Nonverbal Communication in Ensemble Performance‘. With support of WRoCAH, the three network PhD students will use this day to explore some fundamental aspects of ensemble singing, and exchange findings and insights with the audience.
The day will feature masterclasses for two vocal ensembles, classical and barbershop, by invited singing maestros Rob Barber and Robert Hollingworth (Reader in the Department of Music). The audience will be invited to indicate their perceptions of aspects of ensemble performance, and the PhD students will illustrate different measures of ensemble singing related to auditory synchronisation and visual communication.
Thomas Simaku’s ‘Solar’ for Trumpet, Violin & Piano was performed at Middleton Hall of the University of Hull on 3rd February, in their opening concert of spring 2017 series , which included works by Arvo Pärt and Sibelius.
Come and join us in the Music Research Centre on Thursday 2nd March for another day full of varied and exciting snapshots into the work of the music department’s postgraduate community.
Music Department Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling’s Piano Concerto has been shortlisted in the Large Scale Work category of the inaugural Scottish Awards for New Music. Over 180 nominations were submitted by artists, audience members and the general public, reinforcing the depth and breadth of new music activity in Scotland. The awards event will be held at the Drygate Brewery, Glasgow on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
James Williamson is this month’s featured composer for the New Oboe Music Project.
On Decembre 21st the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Pudahuel and the San Sebastian University Choir (both from Santiago, Chile) premiered the cantata “Cantos por la Paz” (Songs for Peace) by Carlos Zamora Perez, at Nuestra Señora de la Victoria Church in Santiago. The work was commissioned by the Choir of San Sebastian University to be performed in the annual Christmas Concert.
Thomas Simaku’s music was featured at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
https://www.amu.cz/en on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016.