• A Steffani – Cantata Lagrime Dolorosa (Scherzo no 5) for baritone, two recorders and continuo
• GF Handel – Oboe Sonata in C minor, HWV366; Recorder Sonata in B flat major, HWV377
George I was very sure of his musical tastes; he was particularly attracted to the music of George Frideric Handel and Agostino Steffani. His collection was more than a reflection of this musical taste but also a record of his lifelong friendships with both Steffani and later Handel. This concert will place one of Steffani’s larger scale cantatas alongside sonatas by his younger contemporary, Handel.
Sixth Annual University of Huddersfield Saxophone Day
St Paul’s Hall, Phipps Hall and Richard Steinitz Building
Sunday 10 March, 10:00am-6:00pm
The 2019 Saxophone Day focuses on ensembles with concerts from the Quirk Saxophone Quartet, Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, Yorkshire Saxophone Choir, and others. These ensembles will thrill and delight with their varied and exciting programmes.
Sarah Markham is joined by pianist Paul Turner to perform a solo recital. Practical sessions include saxophone orchestra, jazz improvisation, saxophone technique workshop, working with a pianist (hosted by Paul Turner), a talk on how to plan for an associated board exam (hosted by ABRSM examiner Matthew McGuffie).
An exhibition of major saxophone companies including Vandoren, Selmer, D’Addario Woodwind, Yamaha, Yanagisawa, and Trevor James will be open all day in the Creative Arts Building.
Tickets £20, with reductions for saxophone groups of 4 or more people, and teachers who bring 3 or more students go free.
Students and children free. Students please bring ID cards.
Kathleen Gaspoz started playing Cornet at the age of eight in her hometown band in a little village in the Swiss Alps. She went on to become Principal Cornet in the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland from 2012-2015, and in April 2017 became Brighouse and Rastrick’s first female Principal Cornet.
Virtuoso guitarist Diego Castro Magas has worked with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, James Dillon and Michael Finnissy. He comes back to Huddersfield to present an evening of new and experimental music for solo guitar including CeReNeM composers.
Christopher Redgate: New Music for New Instruments
Thursday 28 March 1:15pm St Paul's Hall
New Music for New Instruments
Christopher Redgate – Howarth-Redgate oboe and Lupophon Philip Thomas – Piano
A concert of music for two recently developed oboes, the Howarth-Redgate oboe and the Lupophon; a new design of bass oboe. The concert will include the premiere of a work by Mary Bellamy for Lupophon and piano, recent works for these instruments, improvised music, experimental sounds and some high octane virtuosity.