"The conference will be based in the Holywell Music Rooms, the oldest surviving purpose built concert hall in Europe. The Holywell Music Rooms, which are attached to Wadham College, were built in 1748 and Handel is among the many famous musicians and composers who have appeared here.
Two concerts will be given in association with the HMS Conference "Metals in Musical Instruments". Both will be held in the Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford. Tickets at £8 each, or £14 for both concerts, are available from Tickets Oxford, Tel 01865 305305 or online at www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford.
- The first concert, on Friday 12 September 2008 at 7.30pm, is introduced with a talk about the Music Room by John Melvin, and features a Harpsichord Recital and talk by Steven Devine.
- The second concert, on Saturday 13 September 2008 at 7.45 pm, features a Brass Concert and talk by Crispian Steele-Perkins, accompanied by Steven Devine. ...
Lectures – Musical Demonstrations – Special Exhibit – Concert
Faculty Harry van der Kamp (Bremen)
Recorders, Violin/Viola, Viola da gamba, Cello, Harpsichord/Clavichord
"In preparation for Haydn Year 2009, this year's Summer Academy focuses on small and large scale instrumental works by the genius and his contemporaries. From the single Sonata for Piano and Violin, the solo concertos to one of the late symphonies, the unbelievably colourful creations of themaster offer a wealth of material. A programme for the official closing concert with chamber and orchestral music will be prepared during the course week. There will also be dance training and training in body posture; this will provide an enriching element to the course by improving understanding of Haydn's music as well as the ability to cope with instrumental challenges. ...
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