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Tuesday 21 Oct
Frühling and Mozart

Frühling and Mozart Free

Frühling's Trio for clarinet, cello and piano and Mozart's Piano Quartet

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
1:05 pm
Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Colston Hall
1:05 pm
Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles Free

Performances by students from the Jazz Department

Concert Room
6:00 pm
Cello Masterclass with Ralph Kirshbaum

Cello Masterclass with Ralph Kirshbaum Free

Ralph Kirshbaum delivers one of his inspiring classes to three of the Academy’s senior postgraduate cellists.

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
6:00 pm
Wednesday 22 Oct
Lilian Davies Prize

Lilian Davies Prize Free

Any Beethoven piano sonata or set of variations

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
2:00 pm
The Construction of the Modern Grand Piano

The Construction of the Modern Grand Piano Free

All tickets allocated, returns only

Museum Piano Gallery
2:30 pm
Thursday 23 Oct
Academy Flutes

Academy Flutes Free

A programme of German repertoire spanning the centuries

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
1:05 pm
Musical Theatre Open Evening

Musical Theatre Open Evening

An evening for prospective students

Various venues around the Academy
4:45 pm
Guitar Recital

Guitar Recital Free

A programme of Spanish and Latin-American music

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
6:00 pm
Friday 24 Oct
Isabel Jay and Blyth-Buesst Operatic Prizes

Isabel Jay and Blyth-Buesst Operatic Prizes Free

Operatic scena or other dramatic aria of students’ own choice

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
10:00 am
Academy at Charlton House

Academy at Charlton House Free

Performances by Academy students

Charlton House
1:00 pm
Robin Ticciati conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Robin Ticciati conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Thrilling programme of music by Schumann and Berlioz

Duke’s Hall
7:30 pm Book
Saturday 25 Oct
Alumni Network Eighties Reunion

Alumni Network Eighties Reunion

Come back and see how the Academy has changed in the last 30 years!

Duke’s Hall
1:00 pm Book
Sunday 26 Oct
Wilfred Parry Prize: Preliminary Round

Wilfred Parry Prize: Preliminary Round Free

Any complete Brahms Sonata for strings and piano

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
11:00 am
Monday 27 Oct
John Solomon Brass Prize

John Solomon Brass Prize Free

Programme of students’ own choice for solo brass

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
6:00 pm
Tuesday 28 Oct
Soundbox

Soundbox Free

Hosted by Peter Sheppard Skærved

Museum Piano Gallery
12:30 pm
Academy Song Circle: Songs of War

Academy Song Circle: Songs of War Free

A recital featuring settings of poems about war and its effects

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
1:05 pm
Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Colston Hall
1:05 pm
Guitar Open Day

Guitar Open Day

An afternoon for prospective students

Concert Room
2:00 pm
Wednesday 29 Oct
Wilfred Parry Prize: Final

Wilfred Parry Prize: Final Free

Any complete Brahms Sonata for strings and piano

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
6:00 pm
Thursday 30 Oct
400+: Brass Quintet

400+: Brass Quintet Free

Programme include works by Giles Farnaby, Anthony Payne and John McLeod

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
1:05 pm
Academy at Steinway Hall

Academy at Steinway Hall

Academy students perform

Steinway Hall
6:00 pm
Friday 31 Oct
Academy Baroque Orchestra

Academy Baroque Orchestra Free

Laurence Cummings directs

Duke’s Hall
1:05 pm
The Ever-Elusive Erhu

The Ever-Elusive Erhu Free

Dr Colin Huehns explores a series of Classical historical novels and short story compilations

Concert Room
2:30 pm
Sunday 2 Nov
Bach Cantatas – 2nd Nov ’14

Bach Cantatas – 2nd Nov ’14

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book
Monday 3 Nov
Piano Masterclass/Lecture: Andrzej Jasinski

Piano Masterclass/Lecture: Andrzej Jasinski Free

A lecture/masterclass on Chopin’s mazurkas

Concert Room
6:00 pm
Maxim Vengerov Directs Tchaikovsky and Mozart

Maxim Vengerov Directs Tchaikovsky and Mozart

All tickets allocated, returns only

Duke’s Hall
7:30 pm Book
Tuesday 4 Nov
Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Colston Hall
1:05 pm
Thursday 6 Nov
Clarinet Masterclass: Patrick Messina

Clarinet Masterclass: Patrick Messina Free

Visiting Professor of Clarinet

Recital Room
10:00 am
400+: Piano Recital

400+: Piano Recital Free

A diverse programme by prize-winning soloists

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
1:05 pm
Harp Masterclass: Erika Waardenburg

Harp Masterclass: Erika Waardenburg Free

Professor of harp at Utrecht and Amsterdam

Recital Room
2:30 pm
Academy/Nash Ensemble Side by Side

Academy/Nash Ensemble Side by Side

Celebratory concert sees senior Academy students sit side by side with Nash Ensemble players

Duke’s Hall
7:00 pm Book
Friday 7 Nov
Vocal Masterclass: Susan Bullock

Vocal Masterclass: Susan Bullock Free

With the Marjorie Thomas Visiting Professor of Singing

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
2:30 pm
Sunday 9 Nov
Remembrance Sunday: Britten’s War Requiem

Remembrance Sunday: Britten’s War Requiem

Marking the 100th anniversary of World War One

Southbank Centre
3:00 pm
Monday 10 Nov
From Cremona to London: A Brief Journey Through the History of the Violin

From Cremona to London: A Brief Journey Through the History of the Violin Free

All tickets allocated, returns only

Museum Galleries
12:30 pm
Organ Recital

Organ Recital Free

On our new Elton John/ Ray Cooper Organ

Duke’s Hall
6:00 pm
Tuesday 11 Nov
Piano Masterclass: Pascal Devoyon

Piano Masterclass: Pascal Devoyon Free

International soloist, chamber musician and Broadwood Visiting Chair of Piano

Duke’s Hall
10:00 am
Trumpet Masterclass: Reinhold Friedrich

Trumpet Masterclass: Reinhold Friedrich Free

Visiting Professor of Trumpet

Concert Room
10:00 am
Jorgensen Trio

Jorgensen Trio Free

Performing trios by Bridge and Schnittke

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
1:05 pm
Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Colston Hall
1:05 pm
Wednesday 12 Nov
Sterndale Bennett Prize

Sterndale Bennett Prize Free

Piano music composed between 1830 and 1860

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
10:00 am
Thursday 13 Nov
Accordion Open Day

Accordion Open Day Free

A day for prospective students

Richard Lewis Room
10:00 am
CPE Bach at 300

CPE Bach at 300 Free

With Dr Rachel Chaplin, Academy alumna and expert on CPE Bach

Henry Wood Room
12:00 pm
400+: Accordion Chamber Music

400+: Accordion Chamber Music Free

Students perform works for classical accordion, violin, cello and guitar.

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
1:05 pm
Friday 14 Nov
Flute Masterclass: William Bennett

Flute Masterclass: William Bennett Free

With international soloist and Academy professor

Concert Room
2:30 pm
Harizanos and Bartok: Collaborations for Unaccompanied Violin

Harizanos and Bartok: Collaborations for Unaccompanied Violin Free

The premiere performances of five preludes and fugues for unaccompanied violin by Nickos Harizanos

Recital Room
2:30 pm
The Barbirolli Lectures: An Evening with Tony Palmer

The Barbirolli Lectures: An Evening with Tony Palmer Free

With filmmaker and director Tony Palmer

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
6:00 pm
Saturday 15 Nov
Showtime in Wartime: Family Play Day

Showtime in Wartime: Family Play Day Free

Discover the fun and escapist musicals soldiers liked to see when they were home on leave

Museum Galleries
11:00 am
Showtime in Wartime: Family Play Day

Showtime in Wartime: Family Play Day Free

Discover the fun and escapist musicals soldiers liked to see when they were home on leave

Museum Galleries
2:00 pm
Sunday 16 Nov
Conducting Open Day

Conducting Open Day Free

An event for prospective students

Various venues around the Academy
10:30 am
Monday 17 Nov
Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

All tickets allocated, returns only

Sir Jack Lyons Theatre
7:00 pm Book
Tuesday 18 Nov
Historical Performance: Chamber Music

Historical Performance: Chamber Music Free

A recital of baroque chamber music from across Europe

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
1:05 pm
Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Colston Hall
1:05 pm
Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles Free

Performances by students from the Jazz Department

Concert Room
6:00 pm
Chinese New Year on the Western Front

Chinese New Year on the Western Front Free

With academic Studies lecturer Dr Colin Huehns

Museum Galleries
7:00 pm
Wednesday 19 Nov
English Song Prizes

English Song Prizes Free

Comprising the Major van Someren-Godfery and Michael Head Prizes

Henry Wood Room
10:00 am
Vocal Masterclass: Dennis O’Neill CBE

Vocal Masterclass: Dennis O’Neill CBE Free

Visiting Professor of Singing

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
2:00 pm
Night Music: The Music of Arnold van Wyk

Night Music: The Music of Arnold van Wyk Free

South African classical music expert Professor Stephanus Muller explores the life and music of Arnold van Wyk

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
6:00 pm
Academy at Ashmolean Museum

Academy at Ashmolean Museum

Side-by-Side with the Orchestra of St John’s and Orchestra of St John’s Young Performers’ Ensemble

Ashmolean Museum
7:30 pm
Thursday 20 Nov
400+: Guitar Recital

400+: Guitar Recital Free

Featuring music for lute or guitar by British composers of the two Elizabethan eras

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
1:05 pm
Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles Free

Performances by students from the Jazz Department

Concert Room
6:00 pm
Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

All tickets allocated, returns only

Sir Jack Lyons Theatre
7:00 pm Book
Friday 21 Nov
Bassoon Masterclass: Robin O’Neill

Bassoon Masterclass: Robin O’Neill Free

Visiting Professor of Bassoon

Recital Room
10:00 am
Academy at Charlton House

Academy at Charlton House Free

Performances by Academy students

Charlton House
1:00 pm
Academy Symphonic Brass

Academy Symphonic Brass Free

A programme of virtuoso transcriptions for brass

Duke’s Hall
1:05 pm
Ravel the Soldier, Debussy musicien francais

Ravel the Soldier, Debussy musicien francais Free

All tickets allocated, returns only

Museum Galleries
2:30 pm
Academy Composers' Platform

Academy Composers' Platform Free

Original works by composition students

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
6:00 pm
Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

All tickets allocated, returns only

Sir Jack Lyons Theatre
7:00 pm Book
Saturday 22 Nov
Academy Big Band at the EFG London Jazz Festival

Academy Big Band at the EFG London Jazz Festival

The acclaimed Academy Big Band is back at the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank for the EFG London Jazz Festival

Southbank Centre
2:00 pm
Monday 24 Nov
Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

All tickets allocated, returns only

Sir Jack Lyons Theatre
7:00 pm Book
Tuesday 25 Nov
Soundbox

Soundbox Free

Hosted by Peter Sheppard Skærved

Museum Piano Gallery
12:30 pm
Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Colston Hall
1:05 pm
Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles Free

Performances by students from the Jazz Department

Concert Room
6:00 pm
Wednesday 26 Nov
First-Year String Ensemble

First-Year String Ensemble Free

A mixed programme to introduce the Academy’s new string students

Duke’s Hall
6:00 pm
Friday 28 Nov
Academy at Regent Hall

Academy at Regent Hall Free

Academy student ensembles

Regent Hall
1:00 pm
Murray Perahia directs Bach

Murray Perahia directs Bach Free

All tickets allocated, returns only

Duke’s Hall
1:05 pm
Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Celebrate Christmas with the Academy family

St Marylebone Parish Church
6:00 pm Book
Saturday 29 Nov
Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Free

Programme includes excerpts from the Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet Suites

Duke’s Hall
3:30 pm
Sunday 30 Nov
Bach Cantatas – 30th Nov ’14

Bach Cantatas – 30th Nov ’14

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book
Curtain Up!

Curtain Up!

A musical extravaganza to celebrate the Academy Musical Theatre Company's twentieth anniversary

Prince Edward Theatre
4:00 pm
Thursday 4 Dec
Andrey Lebedev guitar, presented by The Julian Bream Trust

Andrey Lebedev guitar, presented by The Julian Bream Trust

Postgraduate student Andrey Lebedev makes his London debut in a special concert sponsored by the Julian Bream Trust

St John's Smith Square
7:30 pm
Friday 5 Dec
Manson Ensemble with London Sinfonietta

Manson Ensemble with London Sinfonietta

In celebration of Birtwistle’s eightieth birthday

Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Tuesday 9 Dec
Academy at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Academy at St Martin-in-the-Fields Free

Students perform

St Martin-in-the-Fields
1:00 pm
Thursday 11 Dec
Colin Currie at Southbank Centre

Colin Currie at Southbank Centre Free

Students join Academy alumnus and professor Colin Currie

Southbank Centre
9:30 pm
Friday 12 Dec
Academy at Regent Hall

Academy at Regent Hall Free

Academy student ensembles

Regent Hall
1:00 pm
Sunday 18 Jan
Bach Cantatas – Jan ’15

Bach Cantatas – Jan ’15

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book
Sunday 15 Feb
Steve Reich’s Drumming

Steve Reich’s Drumming

Seminal composer Steve Reich receives an Honorary Doctorate

Duke’s Hall
3:00 pm Book
Monday 16 Feb
Steve Reich Masterclass

Steve Reich Masterclass

The master of minimalism imparts his wisdom to Academy students as they perform an eclectic range of his works

Duke’s Hall
11:00 am Book
Sunday 22 Feb
Bach Cantatas – Feb ’15

Bach Cantatas – Feb ’15

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book
Sunday 22 Mar
Bach Cantatas – Mar ’15

Bach Cantatas – Mar ’15

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book
Sunday 19 Apr
Bach Cantatas – Apr ’15

Bach Cantatas – Apr ’15

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book
Sunday 17 May
Bach Cantatas – May ’15

Bach Cantatas – May ’15

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book
Sunday 21 Jun
Bach Cantatas – Jun ’15

Bach Cantatas – Jun ’15

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book
Sunday 4 Oct
Bach Cantatas – Oct ’15

Bach Cantatas – Oct ’15

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book
Sunday 1 Nov
Bach Cantatas – 1st Nov ’15

Bach Cantatas – 1st Nov ’15

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book
Sunday 29 Nov
Bach Cantatas – 29th Nov ’15

Bach Cantatas – 29th Nov ’15

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Duke’s Hall
12:00 pm Book

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