The University of Aberdeen’s Spring concert season will kick off next week (Tuesday February 5) with an organ recital at King’s College Chapel.
The programme, which features a number of events showcasing the University’s talented students, is once again set to be of an overwhelmingly high standard.
The University of AberdeenChamber Choir will feature in JAM’s 2013 Scottish choral tour when the organisationreturns to Scotland in February. New works from distinguished composers JudithBingham and Julian Philips will be premiered, as well as a work bynewly-appointed Lecturer in Composition at the University of Aberdeen, PhilipCooke. Other highlights of theSpring concert season will include a performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite ofSpring arranged for piano duet. The Piano partnership of Benjamin Frith andPeter Hill has been described by the Guardian as ‘formidable’ and thisrare opportunity to hear this arrangement performed is not to be missed. The Edinburgh Quartetcontinues its University of Aberdeen residency with a series of concertscelebrating the string quartets of Joesph Haydn and Benjamin Britten. The season will once againcome to a close with one of the most anticipated nights in the University ofAberdeen’s musical year, the Ogston Music Prize Final. The event will see the mosttalented performers at the University compete for the prestigious title. Thisyear’s judging panel will be led by Tristan Gurney, leader of the EdinburghQuartet and Head of Strings at Newcastle University. The evening will alsoinclude a performance from 2012 winner, pianist Immanuel Voigt.Head of Music at theUniversity of Aberdeen, David Smith, is looking forward to the season ahead.He commented, “The Springprogramme is extremely exciting and I am confident that we will once again beshowcasing musical delights of an exceptionally high standard.
“I am sure that anyone whohas attended any of our events over the last few years will join me in agreeingthat the overall standard has been overwhelmingly high and I look forward towelcoming members of the University community and the general public to our concertsover the coming months.”
Tickets are now on sale from the Aberdeen Box Office and a full listing of events can be found in our events listings HERE