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Friday 23rd February 2018

Dramatic Foundations from England to Italy

Dramatic Foundations from England to Italy
Date
23/02/2018 (19:30)
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
The staff-student Early Music Ensemble return to showcase the flourishing of secular vocal music from the English Restoration period, from the ancestors of J S Bach following the 30 Years War, and music from Handel's sojourn in Italy that were to lay the foundations for opera. Directed this season by acclaimed countertenor and teacher, Tim Travers Brown, and international early music specialist, Stephen Rose, early instrumentalists and singers alike showcase vocal works by Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel among others. For further information please click on the link above.
Thursday 1st March 2018

Royal Holloway New Music Collective

Royal Holloway New Music Collective
Date
01/03/2018 (20:00)
Location:
Boilerhouse Auditorium
Description
After their acclaimed performance of Gavin Bryars' The Sinking of the Titanic, the Royal Holloway New Music Collective are back with a programme featuring home-grown talent and fresh, new music by composers past and present associated with the College. Curator and conductor, Mary Dullea and Nathan James Dearden, present an evening of music written in the past thirty years by British composers such as Mark-Anthony Turnage to Tansy Davies. For further information please click on the link above.
Monday 5th March 2018

The Empire has no clothes:Nudity and the Imperial imagination

The Empire has no clothes:Nudity and the Imperial imagination
Date
05/03/2018 (18:15)
Location:
Windsor Building Auditorium
Description
Please join us for the Department of History's annual lecture, more information will be available in due course.
Tuesday 6th March 2018

Ruins of Athens: ancient modes reimagined:A piano recital by Carlo Grante for the benefit of The Hellenic Institute

Ruins of Athens: ancient modes reimagined:A piano recital by Carlo Grante for the benefit of The Hellenic Institute
Date
06/03/2018 (19:00)
Location:
Windsor Building Auditorium
Description
A concert of classical piano works with links to ancient and modern Greece. The eminent pianist Carlo Grante begins with Beethoven's thrilling Variations on "The Ruins of Athens", in Liszt's transcription. They were written as incidental music for a play of that name in which Minerva and Mercury meet Greeks dreaming of their liberation ca 1800. The rest of the concert, featuring some of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire, illustrates how the music of the ancient world lives on in the DNA of western music. For further information please click on the link above.
Thursday 8th March 2018

Crossing Borders: Gamelan Puloganti

Crossing Borders: Gamelan Puloganti
Date
08/03/2018 (19:30)
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
The Gamelan Ensemble 'Puloganti', directed by Honorary Lecturer Simon Cook, specialises in the Sundanese style of West Java (gamelan degung and salendro) and returns to our Concert Series for another evening of transcendental sounds. Considered one of the finest sets of Sundanese instruments in the UK, join us for an evening to hear these fine instruments playing Javanese music performed by our talented students. For further information please click on the linka bove.
Friday 9th March 2018

Dame Ethel Smyth: Composer, Suffragette, Surrey resident

Dame Ethel Smyth: Composer, Suffragette, Surrey resident
Date
09/03/2018 (19:30)
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
As part of Suffrage/100 this concert celebrates the life of Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944). As well as being a recognised, pioneering female composer, as a result of her friendship with the Pankhursts she devoted her energies to the movement for two years, suspending most of her musical activities, and composed the battle song The March of the Women. For further information please click on the link above.
Saturday 10th March 2018

Discover Science at Royal Holloway

Discover Science at Royal Holloway
Date
10/03/2018 (00:00)
Description
Join us to celebrate British Science Week with our own Science Festival. Our Science Festival is a great opportunity to discover some of the amazing science research we do at our university campus, with interactive displays and talks from, and for, people with a passion for science. This special day really does have something to offer for all ages and will leave you inspired! For further information please click on the link above.
Monday 12th March 2018

Inaugural Lecture - Jay Mistry

Inaugural Lecture - Jay Mistry
Date
12/03/2018 (18:15)
Location:
Boilerhouse Auditorium
Description
Jay Mistry is a Professor of Environmental Geography and her research interests include environmental management and governance, participatory visual methods and Indigenous geographies. Her work involves supporting local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation, action research using participatory video and capacity building for natural resource management. She is also concerned with fire management in tropical savannas, particularly the social-ecological interactions and policy implications. For further information please click on the link above.
Tuesday 13th March 2018

Quantum engineering: leading the way to a new technological era

Date
13/03/2018 (18:30)
Location:
Boilerhouse Auditorium
Description
In this lecture Professor Phil Meeson will use live demonstrations of quantum physics experiments, including the famous single-photon double-slit experiment, to support a greater appreciation of the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, such as wave-particle duality. For further information please click on the link above.
Wednesday 14th March 2018

Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra 2

Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra 2
Date
14/03/2018 (19:30)
Location:
Windsor Building Auditorium
Description
Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu, recently named as 'one of 30 pianists under 30 destined for a spectacular career' (International Piano Magazine), dazzles audiences worldwide with her effortless musicality and captivating stage presence. For further information please click on the link above.
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