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New Music with Animation
New Music with Animation Ruskin School Collaborations ***CANCELLED***

This event is the latest incarnation of the collaborations between video artists from the Ruskin School and student composers from St Hilda’s and St Anne’s Colleges in a project organized by Professor Martyn Harry. The project starts with a kind of artistic speed-dating where filmmakers and...

£5 on the door
Friday, 29 May 2020 - 7:30pm
EXPO: Nature

EXPO returns to present its first festival edition, which investigates issues in ecology and climate studies as reflected in contemporary art and sound. Expect a weekend packed full of performances, talks, installations, and workshops involving internationally and locally renowned musicians,...

Friday, 22 May 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, 24 May 2020 - 11:00pm
Catriona Scott
SoundStories ***CANCELLED***

10am & 11am for under 5s / 12pm for over 5s 

£6 per person / £20 family ticket (under 1s free)
Sunday, 17 May 2020 - 10:00am
Piatti Quartet
Piatti Quartet: Bridge, Shostakovich, Schubert ***CANCELLED***

The Piatti Quartet return to the JdP with three works from different periods of their composers’ respective careers. “Three Idylls” from Bridge’s first maturity is contrasted with Shostakovich’s Eighth Quartet, famously based on the DSCH motif, and Schubert’s remarkable final quartet.


£25 gallery / £15 stalls / £5 students
Friday, 15 May 2020 - 7:30pm
Iris Oja & Jonathan Powell
Iris Oja (mezzo-soprano) & Jonathan Powell (piano) ***CANCELLED***

Martyn Harry Chamber Intimacy
Protopopov Piano Sonata No. 2
Musorgsky Youth Years
Tubin Piano Sonata No. 2 (‘Northern Lights’)
Grigorjeva Last Sign / Aria
with other songs by ...

£25 gallery / £15 stalls / £5 students
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 - 7:30pm
Jonathan Powell
Jonathan Powell (piano): Prokofiev & Janáček ***CANCELLED***

Janáček’s haunting “In the Mists” and “On an Overgrown Path”, are almost Schumann-like in their simplicity. These hidden gems are contrasted with Prokofiev’s Fifth Sonata, a fascinating response to the composer’s time in France in the 1920s, and with the Sixth, the first of the composer’s War...

£25 gallery / £15 stalls / £5 students
Sunday, 26 April 2020 - 7:30pm
Catriona Scott
SoundStories ***CANCELLED***

10am & 11am for under 5s / 12pm for over 5s 

£6 per person / £20 family ticket (under 1s free)
Sunday, 26 April 2020 - 10:00am
JdP Building
Lunchtime Recital

Dances and Verses from Brazil with Manos Charalabopoulos (piano)
Music by André Luiz Machado, Charalabopoulos & Villa-Lobos
Followed by ‘Composer Snapshot: In dialogue with André Luiz Machado’

Free Entry
Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 1:15pm
DANSOX - image of two dancers
DANSOX: Guest Lecture on Balanchine

Alastair Macaulay (former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times), will give a guest lecture on the great twentieth-century choreographer, George Balanchine.

Free and open to all, followed by a drinks reception.
Booking essential

Free and open to all
Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 5:30pm
JdP Building
Lunchtime Recital with Holly Jackson

Recital for Cello and Piano with Holly Jackson (St Hilda's)
Shostakovich - Sonata for Cello

Free Entry
Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 1:15pm