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ORCHESTRAS I CHOIRS I EARLY I CONTEMPORARY I CHAMBER

AUTUMN 2012

Box Office 01224 641122

Online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com


welcome

to another exciting series of concerts

at the University of Aberdeen!

This autumn’s concert season begins with a homage to the great

jazz pianists by Richard Michael, but for us in the Music Department

it is also a way of paying tribute to a much valued colleague, Ian

Milne, who has just retired and is well known to generations of

music students both at the University and Northern College for his

enthusiastic communication of jazz piano in keyboard skills classes.

The season includes two world premieres, including a mammoth

work of symphonic proportions written for the combined forces

of the Symphony Orchestra, Choral Society and Chapel Choir by

Geoff Palmer, one of our own composers. A new work for organ by

Robert Saxton features in an organ recital given by Roger Williams

as part of our organ series.

We are delighted to welcome back the Edinburgh Quartet as our

Quartet in Residence. Their Beethoven series last year was a

resounding success; this year they mark the centenary of

Benjamin Britten’s birth in 1913 by including his music for strings

alongside quartets by Joseph Haydn.

The Aberdeen Musical Society offers a programme of eighteenthcentury

music to mark St Cecilia’s Day, and our own early music

specialists are joined this year by the versatile woodwind playing

of Karim Nasr from McGill University in Montreal.

As usual, the autumn season closes with music for Christmas;

don’t miss the ever popular carol concert provided by the Choral

Society and Concert Band, or the Carol Service sung by King’s

College Chapel Choir.

Finally, Douglas Craig and the Craig Group offer invaluable

support to Music at the University of Aberdeen, and I should like to

thank them for their generous sponsorship of the series this year.

Professor David Smith

Head of Music, University of Aberdeen

Music Office

University of Aberdeen

Room 003 MacRobert Building

King’s College, Aberdeen AB24 5UA

Tel: 01224 272570

Email: music@abdn.ac.uk

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.


Thurs 4th Oct I 7.30pm I Elphinstone Hall

The History of Jazz Piano

Richard Michael

BBC's Jazz Jargon Buster Richard Michael pays

homage to the great jazz pianists. This

acknowledged master of improvisation and

inspirational educator must be heard to be believed.

Admission: £8/£5 and £2 students/children

Tues 9th Oct I 7.30pm I King’s College Chapel

Organ Recital

Chris Bragg

Music by J.S. Bach, J.P. Rameau,

W.A. Mozart and Bert Matter

Admission: free, no booking required

Thurs 11th Oct I 7.30pm I King’s College Chapel

The Edinburgh

Quartet

Quartet in B flat major Op.33 no.4 J. Haydn

Quartet no.2 B. Britten

The Edinburgh Quartet continues its

University of Aberdeen residency with a

series of concerts celebrating the string

quartets of Joseph Haydn and Benjamin Britten

Admission: free, no booking required

Thurs 18th Oct I 7.30pm I King’s College Chapel

Postcards from Europe

Robert Schuck piano

Marianne Olyver violin

A recital with narration tracing music and

displacement in central Europe between

1933 and 1945. Including virtuoso gypsy music

and works by Bartók, Gál, Krenek, Zemlinsky,

Schulhoff, and Weinberg.

Admission: free, no booking required

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Thurs 1st Nov I 7.30pm I Elphinstone Hall

Raemond Jappy

fiddle

Maureen Rutherford

piano

Two graduates of the University combine to present a programme

of traditional Scottish music. This recital will include pieces by well

known fiddle composers such as J.S. Skinner, W. Marshall and

N. Gow, as well as some contemporary compositions by living

fiddle players and composers.

Admission: £8/£5 and £2 students/children

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Tues 6th Nov I 7.30pm

King’s College Chapel

Organ Recital

Roger B. Williams MBE

The Emeritus Organist to the University

of Aberdeen returns to give a recital of

contemporary Organ music including the

world première of a joint commission by the sound festival and the

Music Department, Little Suite for Organ by Robert Saxton.

In association with sound festival

Admission: free, no booking required

Thurs 8th Nov I 7.30pm I Elphinstone Hall

Rolf Hind piano

Four Etudes Julian Anderson

Shadowlines George Benjamin

Tango Claudia Molitor

A Single Hair, A Jasmine Petal,

Seven Mattresses, A Pea

Rolf Hind

The programme will also feature

music by John Cage.

In association with sound festival

Admission: £8/£5 and £2 students/children

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Sun 18th Nov I 7.30pm I Aberdeen Music Hall

University of Aberdeen

Symphony Orchestra

University of Aberdeen

Choral Society

King’s College Chapel Choir

Ruth Palmer Violin Soloist

Christopher Gray Conductor

Tancredi Overture Rossini

Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64 Mendelssohn

A Cædmon Symphony (World Première) Geoff Palmer

This concert sees the first visit to the Music Hall by soloist

Ruth Palmer, who won a Classical BRIT Award for her recording

of the Shostakovich First Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia

Orchestra. Here she will be performing Mendelssohn’s ever

popular Violin Concerto with the University of Aberdeen Symphony

Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Gray. The evening’s

music will also include the world première of A Cædmon

Symphony by Ruth’s father, Geoff Palmer, who is Lecturer in

Composition at the University of Aberdeen.

In association with sound festival

Admission: £8/£5 and £2 students/children

Wed 21st Nov I 5.15pm I King’s College Chapel

Teatime Concert

French music at the Court

of Frederick the Great

Music by Clérambault, Rameau, Montéclair, and C. P. E. Bach,

performed by musicians from the University of Aberdeen

Admission: free, no booking required

Thurs 22nd Nov I 7.30pm I King’s College Chapel

Aberdeen Musical Society

The Aberdeen Musical Society returns to give its

annual concert for St Cecilia’s Day, and is joined by

woodwind specialist Karim Nasr (McGill University,

Montreal) to perform works by J. C. Bach,

Gassmann, and Abel.

Admission: free, no booking required

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Thurs 29th Nov I 7.30pm I Cowdray Hall

The Edinburgh Quartet

Quartet in G Major Op.33 no.5 J. Haydn

Quartet no.1 B. Britten

The Edinburgh Quartet continues its

University of Aberdeen residency with a

series of concerts celebrating the string

quartets of Joseph Haydn and Benjamin Britten.

Admission: free, no booking required

Wed 5th Dec I 5.15pm

Johnston Hall

Teatime Concert

Student Sinfonia

Overture to the Barber of Seville G. Rossini

Symphony no.99 J. Haydn

Overture “The Wasps” R. Vaughan Williams

Conducted by Megan Cormack, Tom LeBrocq and Ed Jones.

Admission: free, no booking required

Sun 9th Dec I 4.30pm and 8pm I St Andrew’s Cathedral

Carols for All!

University of Aberdeen

Choral Society

and Concert Band

The University Choral Society and Concert Band join forces for a

wonderful afternoon and evening of Christmas music, carols and

anthems. There will be something for all the family in this festive

treat – book your tickets early since it is always a sell-out!

Admission: £8/£5 and £2 students/children

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Wed 12th Dec I 8pm I St Machar’s Cathedral

University Carol Service

Join King’s College Chapel Choir for a traditional

service of nine lessons and carols, including a

varied selection of choral pieces interspersed

with congregational favourites.

Admission: free, no booking required

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Masterclasses

Friday 5th October

Richard Michael

Jazz piano and improvisation workshop

11am – 1pm

Room 055, MacRobert building

Friday 26th October

Alexander Grove Tenor

Vocal workshop

11am – 1pm

Room 055, MacRobert building

Friday 9th November

Rolf Hind

Composition workshop

11am – 1pm

Room 055, MacRobert Building

Monday 19th November

Ruth Palmer

Violin masterclass

11am – 1pm, Johnston Hall

Masterclasses are open to the public and no

booking is required. For more information please

contact the Music Office on 01224 272570

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Shining Night: A Celebration of

Morten Lauridsen’s Life and Music

Come & Sing I Composer Portrait I UK Film Premiere

Hosted by the University of Aberdeen Choral Society

and Con Anima Chamber Choir

3.30pm Come & Sing

6pm Composer Portrait concert, followed by Q&A

with Michael Stillwater and film screening.

Elphinstone Hall, 7th October

Free to attend but please reserve your place online by

going to www.abdn.ac.uk/events

sarah.barnes@abdn.ac.uk 01224 273233

MUSIC PRIZE WEEKEND

Spanish composer, Marc Vitoria Garcia, winner of the latest round

of the University of Aberdeen Music Prize will have his commissioned

piece performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on the

16th November at the Music Hall, Aberdeen. The concert will

also feature violinist Nicola Benedetti and conductor Andrew Litton

performing the works of Szymanowsky, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev and

will be recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3. Tickets are available via

the Aberdeen Box Office. www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

WHAT’S THE SCORE?

For younger fans of music, the weekend will also see

the re-launch of What’s the Score. Young people aged

12–18 who are fans of music and film are encouraged to

sign up for a free weekend project where you will learn

how to compose music for film or TV using state of the art

technology and professional tuition. Those interested,

should email sarah.barnes@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

www.abdn.ac.uk/musicprize

Contact: University of Aberdeen Events

Office on 01224 273233


University of Aberdeen Concert Band

Rule Britannia!

A Celebration of our National Treasures

Saturday 24th November I 7.30pm

St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen

Tickets £7 and £5 concession available only on the door

www.abdn.ac.uk/music

01224 272570

EDINBURGH

QUARTET

Aberdeen Series 2012–13

SEPT 27th I 12:45pm I Cowdray Hall

Haydn Quartet in B minor Op.33 no.1,

F Mendelssohn Quartet in f minor Op.80

OCT 11th I 7.30pm I King’s College Chapel

Haydn Quartet in B flat major Op.33 no.4

Britten Quartet no.2

NOV 29th I 7.30pm I Cowdray Hall

Haydn Quartet in G major Op.33 no.5

Britten Quartet no.1

FEB 28th I 7.30pm I King’s College Chapel

Haydn Quartet In D major Op.33 no.6

Britten Quartet no.3

MARCH 7th I 12.45pm I Cowdray Hall

Haydn Quartet in C major Op.33 no.3

Britten Divertimenti

MAY 9th I 12.45pm I Cowdray Hall

Haydn Quartet In E flat major Op.33 no.2

Britten Alla Marcia

Admission to all concerts is FREE. No booking is necessary.

www.aagm.co.uk

01224 523700

www.edinburghquartet.com

0131 343 3140


All university pianos are tuned by

ALEX BECHADE

PIANO SERVICES

Certified Europiano technician. Specialist

in the repair, tuning and restoration of

grand and upright pianos.

01224 484127

14 Bedford Place

Aberdeen

AB24 3NX

alexbechade@hotmail.co.uk


Music IN THE UNIVERSITY

All information is correct at the time of printing, but patrons are requested to

note that details are sometimes changed as a result of circumstances beyond

the control of Music. Up to date information is available from the Music Office

(01224 272570) or the web page (www.abdn.ac.uk/music).

Box Office Details

Unless indicated to the contrary, for individual concerts with admission price, tickets

cost £8.00 (£5.00 adult concession, £2.00 child/student concession) and are available

from Aberdeen Box Office, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS (Tel: 01224 641122 /

Online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com) or at the door of each concert until all tickets

are sold. Seats are unreserved. Special discounts are available for groups of 10

or more and for school parties. Contact the Music Office for further details.

For concerts which are admission-free, no tickets are necessary.

Please direct all queries to: Rhona Mitchell, Concerts and Performance

Administrator, Music Department, Room 003 MacRobert Building,

University of Aberdeen, King’s College, AB24 5UA

Tel: 01224 272570 Email: music@abdn.ac.uk

1 Zoology Building

2 Cruickshank Building/Herbarium

3 23 St. Machar Drive/AURIS

4 Old Town House

5 The Hub/Students' Association

6 St. Mary's

7 Fraser Noble Building

8 Elphinstone Road Halls

9 Queen Mother Library

10 Meston Building

11 Chaplaincy Centre

12 Roman Catholic Chaplaincy Centre

13 Security Office

14 Counselling Service

15 Edward Wright Building

16 Edward Wright Annexe

17 MacRobert Building

18 William Guild Building

19 Arts Lecture Theatre

20 Taylor Building

21 Old Brewery

22 New King's

23 Regent Building

24 University Office

25 Elphinstone Hall

26 Linklater Rooms

27 King's College Chapel

28 King's Conference Centre

OLD ABERDEEN CAMPUS

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30 Luthuli House

31 Butchart Recreation Centre

32 Crombie Annexe

33 Zeste at Crombie Halls

34 Rocking Horse Nursery

35 King's Hall

36 Powis Gate/Muslim Prayer Room

37 Johnston Halls

38 Humanity Annexe

39 Humanity Manse


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