Alumni Concert and Networking Reception

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Date: Friday 24th May 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:00 (please see the event programme below for optional workshops)
Venue: Performance Space (ALG10), Lower Ground Level, College Building, City, University of London, St John Street, London EC1V 4PB
Price: £10 per person
Dress code: smart casual

The Alumni Relations Team and the Department of Music are pleased to invite all former students to our annual Music Alumni gathering, which this year will be held at City during City Summer Sounds Music Festival (14th to 31st May).

On Friday 24th May we will be holding a special concert featuring four outstanding Music alumni pianists, variously established as concert soloists with international careers, as award-winning creative musicians, and as rising stars.The concert will be followed by a networking reception with drinks and nibbles, which will also be attended by current music staff and some of our final year undergraduate Music students.

This event will be a great opportunity to reconnect with your fellow alumni and expand your professional network. You are very welcome to bring a guest with you, but please add their details when you register.

Event Programme:

15:30 - 17:30 (optional) Gamelan workshop with Andy Channing at the Gamelan Room (ALG26)
17:30 - 18:30 (optional) Introducing nkoda, revolutionary sheet music subscription service presented by alumna Sarah Innes (AG09)
19:00 - 20:00 
Alumni Concert at the Performance Space (ALG10)
20:00 - 21:00 Networking Reception at the Great Hall Foyer (GH)

Concert Programme:

Each alumnus will perform a set reflecting their own specialisms and expertise, covering jazz and improvisation, new collaborations, unearthing new repertoire, interpreting the most challenging works from the contemporary repertoire and the piano literature, and commissioning new works.

The diversity of City's music alumni will be representing in microcosm at this special evening, performed on City's fine Steinway pianos.

Dr Clare Hammond (DMA Musical Arts, 2012):
• Thomas Adès, Mazurkas, Op. 8
• Felix Mendelssohn, The Bee’s Wedding, Op. 67 No. 4
• Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Rachmaninov), Flight of the Bumblebee (1899–1900/1931)
• Ewan Campbell, Flight of the Killer Bee (2013)

Dr Ikuko Inoguchi (PhD Music, 2016):
• Karen Tanaka, Who Stole the Tarts? (2016)
• Karen Tanaka, Water Dance I. Very lightly with flow (2011)
• Karen Tanaka, Crystalline II (1995)

Robert Mitchell (BSc Music, 1993):
• Solo set

Ben Smith (BMus Music, 2015):
• John Adams, Phrygian Gates (1977-1978)

Gamelan workshop

For anyone who would like to come earlier in the day and have some fun playing music, the Department of Music will be holding a gamelan workshop with Andy Channing, who many of you will remember from your time at City. Andy will run a session that is suitable for both beginners and more experienced players. The workshop will take place at the Gamelan Room (ALG26) and it will be from 15:30 until 17:30. The session is included in the registration fee but to give us an idea of numbers, please sign up separately here if you would like to attend the gamelan workshop.

Introducing nkoda

Sarah Innes (MA Music, 2018) will be returning to AG09 to present nkoda to staff, students and alumni on 24th May 2019 at 17:30.

Come join the informal demonstration. In support of the alumni event, nkoda is pleased to offer City alumni a free trial and discounted subscription to the app! To access your discount click here and pop along to the demo.

nkoda is a revolutionary sheet music subscription service which has licensed the hire and sales catalogues from 90+ leading publishers around the world (including Bärenreiter, Boosey & Hawkes, Breitkopf & Härtel, Chester, Novello and Ricordi). It is available on seven different platforms, all using intuitive tools that allow you to rehearse, study, mark-up and share.

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