Lunchtime Concert Series - Spring 2023

Live in The Tung Auditorium, Wednesdays @13.00


Our popular Lunchtime Concerts last approximately 50 minutes. They are free to attend and feature music connected to learning, teaching and research in the Department of Music. They also provide a platform for our extensive network of professional musicians in the region.


Booking available from January here 

Find out about the Tung Student Membership Scheme here




Wednesday 1 February @ 13.00

Dave O'Grady 

Dave O'Grady

Join Dave O’Grady for a glorious mix of rock and roll, soul, blues and gospel at this lunchtime concert.


Wednesday 8 February @ 13.00  

Akash Parekar and Harkiran Singh Sahota

Akash Parekar

Enjoy a classic combination of sitar and tabla with rising stars on Britain's Indian classical music scene.



Wednesday 15 February @ 13.00 

Rakhi Singh

 Rakhi Singh

Since co-founding Manchester Collective in 2016, violinist Rakhi Singh has become an increasingly familiar name to those in both classical and experimental music circles: From tours with Hiromi and Philip Glass, directing her first Prom with the Collective, to composition and collaborations with the likes of Clark, Vessel and Fever Ray.

At The Tung Auditorium, Singh will perform works for solo violin, from across a range of varied traditional music eras, from Bach to Bagashree and Von Bingen.



Wednesday 22 February @ 13.00 

Papagena: Nuns and Roses


Presenting a diverse programme from sacred medieval and Armenian hymns to lilting folk ballads and lullabies, from plainchant to Caroline Shaw and Sandy Denny.



Wednesday 1 March @ 13.00 

Solem Quartet

Solem Quartet

This concert, from the University of Liverpool's Ensemble-in-Residence, brings together a well-loved quartet, Felix Mendelssohn's joyous Op 44 No. 3, with lesser-known and newly arranged works. Lili Boulanger's Nocturne (originally for violin and piano and arranged by the Solem Quartet's second violin, William Newell) is beautifully expressive and rich in colour; while Henriëtte Bosmans' String Quartet of 1927 has a fleeting, impressionistic quality.



Wednesday 8 March @ 13.00  



Join Lazygirl for a celebration of International Women's Day at this lunchtime concert.



Wednesday 15 March @ 13.00 

Ruth Minton Piano Recital

Ruth K Minton

Journey into the world of nineteenth-century pianism with the music of Franz Liszt (1811–1886) and Franz Schubert (1797–1828).



Wednesday 22 March @ 13.00 

Singtastic! Liverpool

Singtastic Liverpool

After the success of last year’s event, Singtastic! is back! The result of a partnership between the University of Liverpool’s Music Department and several local primary schools, this event will showcase the power of singing in bringing communities together.



Wednesday 19 April @ 13.00 

Q Quartets: New Works

Q Quartets

Presenting new works written for Q Quartets, a collective of University of Liverpool staff and students.



Wednesday 26 April @ 13.00 

Music and the Machine 

 Music and the machine

Artificial intelligence (AI), like in the rest of our lives, can now be found in every corner of the music industry. From analysing music listening behaviours to creating personalised playlists, to evaluating which songs are most likely to be popular with music consumers, it is everywhere.



Wednesday 3 May @ 13.00 

Music Department Student Showcase

Music Student Showcase

A celebration of the University of Liverpool’s Music Department with a showcase of student performers.



Wednesday 10 May @ 13.00 

Music Department Showcase with the Solem Quartet

Music Department and Solem

Join us to celebrate the fantastic music of the University of Liverpool's Music Department students.