Friday, February 20, 2009

Mario Ferraro & City Lights Ensemble

City Lights
Exciting new works by City's postgraduate students performed by the City Lights Ensemble.
Tuesday 24th February 7pm

Performance Space
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

The annual concert for works by City University composers, City Lights, will take place in the newly refurbished Performance Space at City University London. Seven composers will be represented, including three MPhil/PhD students, Carlos Duque, Mario Ferraro and Sarah Collins, three MA students, Sam Jellet, Christos Zoumpos and Huw Catchpole Davies, and Rhian Samuel, Professor of Composition at City University. The works range from pieces for solo flute to a work for female soloist, three amateur singers and piano.

A sparkling array of performers will be featured, including two internationally-recognised singers of contemporary opera, Lore Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano (one of City’s most illustrious alumnae) and Gwion Thomas, baritone. Other graduates of City University also appearing on the programme are Audrey Milheres, flute (MA), and Celeste Cronje-Richardson, soprano (BMus), both of whom received distinctions in performance last year and are now pursuing graduate studies at London conservatories. Completing the international line-up are established cello soloists, Stjepan Hauser and Catherine Wilmers, and pianists Ilga Pitkevica, Yoko Misumi, Melanie Jones and Dimitris Marinos.
Owen Murray
Accordion Concert
Tuesday 17th March 2009 7pm

Performance Space
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

Several outstanding, virtuoso accordionists from the Royal Academy of Music, under their tutor, Professor Owen Murray, will present a concert at the newly-refurbished Performance Area of the Music Department. The accordion programme at the RAM, established by Prof. Murray, was the first of its kind in the UK, and draws its highly talented students from all over the world, in particular Eastern Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam and Korea.

Four of the pieces to be included in the concert were written by post-graduate composers at City University for workshops run by Prof. Murray and Prof. Rhian Samuel of City University last spring and will receive their first performance at this concert. The composers are Mario Ferraro, Sarah Collins and Carlos Duque, all enrolled on the MPhil/PhD programme, and Samantha Jellett, currently completing an MA in Composition. Carlos Duque's piece, Iduna (named after the Norse goddess of youth, fertility and death) recently won the prestigious Francisco Escudero International Composition Contest in Spain, where the piece will receive its second performance.
City University Symphony Orchestra
Spring Concert
30 Apr 2009 7:30 PM

LSO St Luke's

BARTÓK: Dances of Transylvania
HUMMEL: Piano Concerto No 3 in B minor
MARIO FERRARO: Miragem (world premiere)
BERNSTEIN: On the Waterfront: symphonic suite

Anthony Weeden conductor
Andrew Brownell piano
City University Symphony Orchestra
London Sinfonietta Ensemble
15 May 2009 7:30 PM
St James' Picadilly

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