THE concert season at Huddersfield University is set to kick-off in style.
The first four concerts of the contemporary music season will take place starting a week on Tuesday (October 13).
The 2009/10 music department season will launch with guests Darragh Morgan on the violin and Mary Dullea on the piano, presenting a the lunchtime concert of music by maverick UK composer Chris Newman who is based in Berlin.
It will include the UK premiere of Side for violin and piano together with a solo piano work and his mock 19th Century Romance in C for Optional Lovers.
Darragh and Mary have had a close working relationship with the composer for many years.
The concert is in St Paul’s and has free admission.
Doctoral student Iain Harrison performs a lunchtime recital of contemporary music on Thursday, October 15, while at 5.30pm the same day Music Department lecturer Philip Thomas presents a concert entitled Something New, Something Old, Something Else.
In this concert and the following one on October 22, Philip performs a new work he has commissioned from a composer he admires – Markus Trunk – and puts it alongside an older work by the same composer.
The concert is in the Phipps Hall is has free admission.
Then on Friday, October 16, at 8.30pm, in the Phipps Hall, student Charlie Barnes and folk group Maia will perform.
Hot from an appearance in this year’s 2000 Trees Festival, Charlie brings his electronic, live-loop set to the University. He is joined by Maia who draw regular comparisons with Beirut, Iron and Wine and Antony and The Johnstons.
The concert is in the Phipps Hall, tickets cost £6 and £3 for concessions.