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Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900 Mozart, Beethoven and CPE Bach


Malcolm Bilson has been in the forefront of the period-instrument movement for more than thirty years. In addition to an extensive career as a soloist and chamber player, Mr. Bilson has toured with the English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner, the Academy of Ancient Music with Christopher Hogwood, Concerto Köln, and other early and modern instrument orchestras around the world.

Music in the Museum: The Baronet and the Playboy – Piano Portraits by Parry and Poulenc


. This concert features Sir Hubert Parry’s Shulbrede Tunes and Poulenc’s Les soirées de Nazelles. Shulbrede Tunes is a series of musical pictures of his daughter Dolly, her family and the beautiful mediaeval house they lived in, Shulbrede Priory. Poulenc’s Les soirées de Nazelles is a series of portraits of people we can know only through the composer’s ironic titles.

Jazz at the University: Iain Ballamy (saxophone), Huw Warren (piano)


Iain Ballamy and Huw Warren are internationally renowned improvisers, whose work covers a wide variety of styles. Both have won the BBC Jazz award for innovation and have been at the cutting edge of the UK jazz scene since the mid 1980’s. They currently record for ECM as part of Quercus (with singer June Tabor) as well as other international collaborations.