Previous events

2017

16 January 7.30pm: ‘Introducing the miller boy: telling the tale of Die schöne Müllerin‘, talk for the Cathedral Concert Society, Ripon, followed by a performance with Nick Pritchard and Ian Tindale
18 January-30 March 2.00-4.10pm: A weekly course, The Long Nineteenth Century II at City Lit
26 January 6.30pm: Pre-concert talk for the Carducci Quartet, Reading Concert Hall
1 February 10.15am: Music Talks at Christ Church, Kensington: ‘All together now! Operatic ensembles’
8 February 10.15am: Music Talks at Christ Church, Kensington: ‘A sense of place: Programme music’
12 February 1.30pm: ‘Music into Words‘, an exploration of writing about music, panel discussion at Morley College
9 March 6.30pm: Pre-concert talk at the Royal College of Music on Mahler’s Sixth Symphony
19 March 10am-5pm: LSO Discovery Day on Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem and Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony, LSO St Lukes
25 March 7.30pm: Performance with the Ionian Singers, The Full Heart, St Clement Danes
20 April 6.30pm: Pre-concert talk for the Vienna Piano Trio, Reading Concert Hall
21 April 10.30am: Interview with Mark-Anthony Turnage for ISM Members’ Day 2017
23 April 7pm: ‘Love in pen and ink’, a talk for the New Paths Festival, Beverley 
25 April-4 July 3.30-5.40pm: A weekly course, Writing and blogging skills for musicians at City Lit
27 April-6 July 2.00-4.10pm: A weekly course, The Long Nineteenth Century III at City Lit
20 & 21 May Talks and discussions for the Ludlow English Song Weekend
24 May 8pm: Conducting MDX Dances at Artsdepot, Finchley
4 June 4pm: ‘Among friends, and with special guests: chamber music from 1870 to 1945’, a talk for the Marryat Festival, Wimbledon
1 July 2pm: Introducing BOAT (for Peter) with artist Helen Stokes, APG Works, Sheffield
22-24 July Three talks on Schubert’s last year at the Ryedale Festival
25 July 2pm: Interview with composer Sally Beamish at the Ryedale Festival 
3 August 2-5pm: Classical music: An introduction at City Lit
5-6 August Come and Sing: Handel Coronation Anthems at City Lit
10 August 2-5pm: Introducing Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring at City Lit
17 August 2-5pm: Exploring Classical Music Online at City Lit
19 September-5 December 10.50am-1pm: A weekly course, Choral Music from Handel to Weir at City Lit
21 September-7 December 2-4.10pm: A weekly course, What is Music? at City Lit
22 September 10am-3pm: Music history sessions for post-16 students at Cornwall Music Hub, Falmouth University
11 October 10.15am-12.15pm: Music Talks at Christ Church Kensington: ‘The bigger picture: an introduction to the course’ with Jo Lewis
18 October 10.15am-12.15pm: Music Talks at Christ Church Kensington: ‘The power of myth: Bach and Domenichino’ with Jo Lewis

3pm: ‘Songs and Soundworlds’, exploring the Lieder of Richard Strauss at the Oxford Lieder Festival

7 November 7.30pm: Adjudicator for Bath Young Musician of the Year 2017, The Pump Room, Bath
8 November 10.15am-12.15pm: Music Talks at Christ Church Kensington: ‘Ruins and fragments: Schumann and Sir John Soane’
11 November 6pm: Pre-concert talk with David Bates of La Nuova MusicaBath Mozartfest for , Friends Meeting House, Bath
12 November 7.30pm: ‘The relationship between Brahms and Wagner’, a talk for the Wagner Society of Scotland, Edinburgh Society of Musicians
22 November 10.15am-12.15pm: Music Talks at Christ Church Kensington: ‘When Sondheim met Seurat’ with Jeremy Sams
25 November 9am: Building a Library on BBC Radio 3, Brahms’s Third String Quartet op.67

7.30pm: Concert with the Ionian Singers, All Saints Church, West Dulwich

2016

13 January 10am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘Let there be light: Haydn’s Creation
14 January-17 March 3.45-5.45pm: A weekly course, Schubert in Focus at City Lit
27 January 10am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘Magical tenderness: Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas
5 February Talk for the Festival Chorus, Wandsworth on Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem
10 February 10am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘Life’s consolation: Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem
16 February 7.30pm: Concert with clarinettist Emily Worthington at St Peter’s Church, Streatham
8 March 12.45: Research seminar: ‘Instruments and orchestral parts as sources’ with Emily Worthington, University of Huddersfield
9 March 10am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘Song of the Earth: Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde
30 March 6.30pm: Pre-concert talk for the Nash Ensemble, Reading Concert Hall
2 April 12pm: Broadcast on Radio 3’s Building a Library, choosing a recording of Brahms’s Violin Sonata in G major op.78
14 April-5 May 2-4pm: A weekly course, The Schumanns: A Romantic Partnership at City Lit
7 April 6.30pm: ‘Of romance, role-models and… hedgehogs? Johannes Brahms meets the Schumanns’, talk at the New Paths Festival, Beverley
12 May 6.45pm: Pre-concert talk on Brahms’s Piano Concertos for performance of Brahms’s First concerto and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony by Denis Kozukhin and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, City Halls, Glasgow
26 May-23 June 2-4pm: A weekly course, Lieder: Music and Poetry at City Lit
11 June 4pm: ‘Musical hometowns: Vienna, Leipzig and their composers’, talk at the Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival, Wimbledon
 2 July 10am-4pm: ‘Of Suffragettes, Singers and Symphonists’, study day for Stevenage & Knebworth Arts Group
 11-13 July Conference paper, ‘Natalia Macfarren and the English German Lied’, at the 19th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, University of Oxford
 19-23 July Four pre-concert talks for ‘A meeting of minds: T.S. Eliot and Beethoven late quartets’, with the Heath Quartet and Jeremy Irons, Ryedale Festival
 26 July In conversation with Sir James MacMillan, Ryedale Festival
 2 August 11am-4pm: Day school, ‘British concert institutions’ at City Lit
 4 August 2-4.30pm: Taster session, ‘Classical music: an introduction’ at City Lit
 12-14 August Workshops with Edward Breen, ‘Come and sing Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas‘ at City Lit
20 September – 29 November 3.30-5.40pm: A weekly course, An A(merica) to Z(lonice) of Antonín Dvorák at City Lit
22 September –
1 December
2-4.10pm: A weekly course, The long 19th century I: Romantics, poets and virtuosos at City Lit
 7 October 10am-3pm: Music history sessions for post-16 students at Cornwall Music Hub, Falmouth University
12 October 10.15am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘Consonance and Dissonance: Monteverdi’s Fifth book of madrigals’
19 October 10.15am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘Keys and harmony: Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier’
23 October 3pm: ‘Schumann at the Opera’, part of the Oxford Lieder Festival
29 October Broadcast on Radio 3’s Building a Library
13 November 6pm: Pre-concert talk for the Nash Ensemble at Bath Mozartfest: the history of the Leipzig Gewandhaus concerts
23 November 10.15am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘The shock of the new: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
3 December 6.30pm: Pre-concert talk on Brahms’s Second Symphony for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

 

2015

21 January Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘At home with friends: the interior world of Brahms’
27 January Pre-concert talk: Sinfonia Viva, Brahms’s Symphony no. 4 (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham)
8 February Stage presence workshop, Royal College of Music (with Eric Whitacre, Colin Lawson, Vanessa Latarche, Sally Burgess, Imogen Bland and Joo Yeon Sir)
14 February ‘New Releases’ on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review, with Andrew McGregor
3 March 6pm: Introduction to Beethoven Violin Sonatas 1, with Joo Yeon Sir, Royal College of Music
11 March Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘A(merica) to Z(lonice): an A-Z of the symphonies of Dvořák’6pm: Introduction to Beethoven Violin Sonatas 2, with Joo Yeon Sir, Royal College of Music
6 May Focus day at Queen’s Gate: ‘How to make a jolly good show: 120 years of British musical life’
20 May Focus day at Queen’s Gate: Of Suffragettes, Singers and Symphonists: Women composers in the 19th and 20th centuries’
30 June 6pm: Introduction to Beethoven Violin Sonatas 3, with Joo Yeon Sir, Royal College of Music
 2 July Accompanying Emily Worthington for ‘(Re-)Constructing Richard Mühlfeld? Rubato and Rhythmic Freedom in Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata Op. 120 No. 2 Mvt. 1.’ at Performing Brahms in the Twenty-First Century, University of Leeds
7 July 6pm: Introduction to Beethoven Violin Sonatas 4, with Joo Yeon Sir, Royal College of Music
 11 July 9am: Broadcast of Radio 3 Building a Library episode, exploring Brahms’s Cello Sonata no.2 in F major op.99
 19-22 July Daily talks for the mini-series, Haydn, Bartók and the String Quartet at the Ryedale Festival, featuring the Doric Quartet & the Heath Quartet
 1 October-3 December 2-4pm: A weekly course, Brahms: Romantic classicist at City Lit
 7 October 10am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘‘Holy Song of Thanks’:  Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor, Op.132’
 21 October 10am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate with players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
 7 November Pre-concert talk: Sinfonia Viva, Brahms’s Symphony no. 1 (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham)
 11 November 10am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘Late masterpiece: Schubert’s Piano Trio No.2 in E flat’
25 November 10am: Music Talks at Queen’s Gate: ‘Ariel in all his Quality: Singing Shakespeare’
26 November 1pm: Lunchtime concert by Bonner & Hamilton at City Lit
22 December From 3pm: Bonner & Hamilton do St Pancras! Come and hear us play in St Pancras station


2014

21 March 1pm: Lunchtime concert with Maria Setiadi at Regent Hall, Oxford Street
6pm: Introduction to the Belle Shenkman Music Programme, National Gallery: The Herschel Ensemble, Room 34
2 April 1.10pm: Lunchtime concert with Maria Setiadi at Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames
9 May 6.15pm: Pre-concert talk: RCM Philharmonic, Strauss Horn Concerto no. 1 (Royal College of Music)
23 May 6pm: Introduction to the Belle Shenkman Music Programme, National Gallery: Trio Incendia, Room 41
6 June 6pm: Introduction to the Belle Shenkman Music Programme, National Gallery: Kate Simko, Room 34
 18 June Presentation at the 18th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, University of Toronto
 15 July Presentation at the annual conference of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), Antwerp
19 August Presentation for Chipping Norton Ladies’ Group, ‘Wartime, wizards and the Wigmore Hall’
5 October Appearance on BBC Radio 3’s The Choir, discussing Brahms’s vocal music
10 October Appearance on BBC Radio 3’s Live in Concert from St George’s Bristol, debating ‘The Trouble with Brahms’
14 October  4.30pm: Postgraduate seminar, Cardiff University: ‘”A man of many hobbies…”: Alan Adair and the concerts of the Adair War Wounded Fund’
21 October Seminar, University of Nottingham: ‘Working with concert programes: Wizards at the Wigmore Hall, and other stories’
6 November 5.30pm: Kingston Shakespeare Seminar with Michael L. Roberts: ‘”The radical gap between words and action: Singing Shakespeare’, Rose Theatre, Kingston
22 November 10.30am-4.30pm: Presentation and concert hosting for the National Gallery’s study day, Culture in Times of Conflict
23 November 1pm: Concert hosting for the National Gallery’s The National Gallery Remembers Myra Hess and the Blitz
26 November Book launch for Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall, Royal College of Music