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Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa

12/12/2018

Founded in 1970 by the composer Jorge Peixinho, the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa (GMCL) was the first Portuguese contemporary music ensemble, and has played a historic role in the vanguard of opening up Portuguese society to the musical aesthetics of its time.  Its first public appearance was in the Sintra Festival in 1970, and it has since then been a constant presence in Portugal, including recordings for radio and television.  In 1972 it made its first trip abroad, to take part in the Royan Festival of Contemporary Art.

Celebrating Morfydd Owen (1891-1918)

14/12/2018

A programme of first modern performances of choral music by Welsh composer Morfydd Owen, marking the 100th anniversary of her untimely death in 1918. The concert will include music by her contemporaries Claude Debussy and Charles Hubert Parry, who died in the same year.

The Eric Hodges Lecture Recital: Musical Tales of Travel: Kenneth Hamilton (piano)

01/02/2019

Kenneth Hamilton presents a kaleidoscope of pieces inspired by travels from Izmir to Ireland: pianistic pictures by Elgar, Grainger, Stevenson and Liszt.