Department of Music, University of York

 

27 February 2015

  • 6 pm: Keynote lecture by Dr Rachel Cowgill. Bowland Auditorium, Humanities Research Centre. FREE! [Note different venue, not Department of Music]

  • 9:30 pm: The Soldier’s Tale. A fully staged performance of Stravinsky’s classic 1918 composition, conducted by John Stringer and directed by Tom Gadie. Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall. Click here for ticket information

 

28 February 2015

  • 10 am: Papers by students participating in the undergraduate project "The Music of World War I." Rymer Auditorium and foyer. FREE!

  • 1:15 pm: The War Years. A lunchtime concert of songs and chamber music from during or about the Great War, performed by students participating in the undergraduate project "The Music of World War I." Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall. FREE!

  • 2.15 pm: Posters, displays and discussions with students participating in the undergraduate project "The Music of World War I." Rymer Auditorium and foyer. FREE!

  • 3:00 pm: Papers and panel from international visitors: Dr Gayle Magee, Dr Christina Bashford, Dr Deniz Ertan. Rymer Auditorium. FREE!

  • 4 pm: Tea and conversation with students and Visitors. MRC Foyer. FREE!

  • 7.30pm: After the Lusitania. Concert by the University of York Chamber Orchestra (John Stringer, conductor), guest artist Alex Wilson, and others. Repertoire includes orchestral works Frank Bridge's Lament for string orchestra, written in response to the sinking of the Lusitania (May 7, 1915); the first York performance of a drawing-down of blinds (2014), by James Whittle, written in memory of the Great war; and selected World War One songs from Britain and America. Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall. Click here for ticket information.

  • After Concert: Drinks Reception. MRC Foyer.