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From the autumn of 2014 we hope to be welcoming audiences to the new Brighton College Music School. Designed by Eric Parry Associates, the Music School will bring all the College’s music-making on to one site at the heart of the school, to the rear of the main building and with views across the Home Ground. The building will include a spectacular double-height recital room, with a ‘floating’ roof, and will provide much needed new facilities for music, including teaching and practice rooms, a rock room, ICT suite and recording control room. In a future development, a new theatre and drama school will be built on the site of the current science block. We plan to begin building the Music School in the summer of 2013, and open in the Autumn of 2014, but this will depend upon securing the necessary funds for the project.
The Autograph Concert Series. Four diverse musical occasions.
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The Carducci String Quartet 30 Jan 13
Apollo Saxophone Quartet 07 Nov 12
27 Feb 13 All concerts start at 7.30pm To obtain tickets use the booking form and send it to:
Joanna MacGregor 03 Oct 12
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2012–2013 03.10.12 Joanna MacGregor 07.11.12 Apollo Saxophone Quartet 30.01.13 Carducci String Quartet 27.02.13 Sounds Baroque
27.02.13 Sounds Baroque
07.11.12 Apollo Saxophone Quartet
The Carducci String Quartet
‘‘...an excellent all-round performance from Sounds Baroque.’’ Early Music Today
Matthew Denton Michelle Fleming
"...the quartet’s ensemble of saxophone registers sounding as tight as fingers in a fist" The Independent
Apollo Saxophone Rob Buckland Quartet Carl Raven Andy Scott Jim Fieldhouse
03.10.12 Joanna MacGregor Piano
Joanna MacGregor’s career is practically built on a reinvention of the star virtuoso tradition, applied to the often cerebral and style-oblivious world of contemporary music.” BBC Classical Review ‘Play’ album, March 2004
30.01.13 Carducci String Quartet
High Life Will Gregory
The Black Imp Rob Buckland The Dancing Pig Andy Scott The Acrobatic Fly Rob Buckland The Collapse of the Bridge over The Tacoma Narrows Will Gregory Dream of a Rarebit Fiend Will Gregory The Man with a Rubber Head Carl Raven The Infernal Cake-Walk Jim Fieldhouse
Journey Across The Impossible ASQ (Seven Short Black & White Silent Films set to music by the ASQ)
Weds 27th February 2013 7.30pm The Great Hall
Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 3 “The Emperor” Sally Beamish String Quartet No.2 “Opus California” Debussy String Quartet in G Op 10
Weds 30th January 2013 7.30pm The Great Hall
Just Four Men Kenny Wheeler
Kaval Sviri Trad Bulgarian arr. Rob Buckland Travel Cartoons for the Blind Django Bates Five Melodies & Four Whispers for Archie’s Chair Keith Tippett Saxophonic Movements Barbara Thompson
Weds 7th November 2012 7.30pm The Great Hall
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op 53 No 21 in C Major ‘Waldstein’
Brahms Three Intermezzi
Bartok Out of Doors Suite
This evening’s programme will include Handel’s epic duet cantata Il Duello Amoroso, HWV 82, as well as works by Gasparini and Alessandro Scarlatti.
Following on from their first disc for Avie Records that celebrates the patronage of Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, Sounds Baroque have devised a programme that features works that Ruspoli may have commissioned; well-known and neglected cantatas that vacillate between the despair of unrequited love and the delights of Arcadian bliss, an instrumental trio sonata that typifies the classical restraint of the early Italian Baroque, and virtuosic keyboard works.
A legendary patron of the Baroque era, Francesco Maria Ruspoli (1672–1731) promoted a plethora of brilliant musicians and artists. Regular performances or conversazioni were given at his Roman palazzo, which included new chamber works by the likes of Corelli, the Scarlattis, and the young Handel.
The Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets. Based in the UK, the quartet holds residencies at Cardiff University and Dean Close School and is visiting quartet in residence at Trinity Laban in London, Repton School and the Cork School of Music in Ireland. Regulars at London’s Wigmore Hall, they perform throughout the UK, including their own festival in Highnam, Glos. Their programme includes one of Haydn’s most famous Quartet movements, now best known as the German National Anthem and Debussy’s ravishingly exotic Quartet widely considered a watershed in the history of Chamber Music.
The Apollo Saxophone Quartet has been at the forefront of the UK contemporary music scene for over 27 years, and is responsible for commissioning and premiering well over 100 major new works in that time, ranging from quartets to concerti, film scores and numerous collaborations with poets, dancers, multi-media and strings. This programme is a retrospective of those 27 years, with a composition selected from each of the group's 6 CD recordings, giving a broad overview of the extraordinary breadth of work that the ASQ has been involved with for over a quarter of a century. Their programme provides an engaging, accessible and entertaining programme of music that explores the immense breadth of sounds and colours of this extraordinary ensemble to the full.
One of the world’s most innovative musicians, Joanna MacGregor is committed to expressing musical connections through increasingly diverse and original programming. As a solo artist she has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras with such eminent conductors as Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Simon Rattle and has premiered many landmark compositions ranging from Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Django Bates to John Adams and James MacMillan. Her programme links two of Beethoven’s best-loved Piano Sonatas with Bartok’s programmatic suite based on Hungarian folk themes.
The Programme Beethoven Piano Sonata Op28 No 2 in D Major ‘Pastoral’
We are delighted to welcome back Joanna MacGregor to open this year’s series, who along with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet and the Carducci String Quartet, once again offer a series encompassing a wide variety of musical styles and performances. Sounds Baroque, one of the most exciting young period-performance ensembles, will give their first performance in the series, rounding it off with a fascinating programme of Handel and Scarlatti.
Weds 3rd October 2012 7.30pm The Great Hall
Welcome to the 29th Brighton College Autograph Concert Series. Over the past 28 years we are proud to have brought some of the most exciting musicians to Brighton to inspire our own performers at the College and to be enjoyed by a wider audience from the City and beyond.