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
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
Enjoy a classic combination of sitar and tabla with rising stars on Britain's Indian classical music scene.
Wednesday 15 February @ 13.00
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
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.
Lazygirl resides in a place where smooth melodies and lo-fi production flow in harmony with down-to-earth lyricism about mental illness, feminism and queer identity. A songwriter from a young age, Beth Harris began producing her own music at 17 with the help of a group of female and non-binary artists and producers including Clairo and Sophie Meiers. Now, with over one million streams, Beth has established herself as an artist to watch, becoming one of Liverpool's 'Most Ready' artists through the esteemed LIMF Academy.
Wednesday 16 November @ 13.00
After the Flood
Neil Campbell - guitarist/composers
Marty Snape - guitarist/composers
Roger Gardiner - overwater bass
Viktor Nordberg - drums
After the Flood is a conceptual instrumental band hailing from Liverpool, UK. The band creates a pan-global music where each musician is an equal part of the whole, drawing on minimalism, folk music, progressive rock, African, Indian and other indigenous musical styles.
At this lunchtime concert, they will perform an extended set of original music drawn from their eponymous 2018 debut album alongside newer tracks and pieces from Neil Campbell’s 2021 album The Great Escape.
Wednesday 23 November @ 13.00
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Wind Trio
This wind trio concert performed by musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra features an all-female programme, variously drawing inspiration from Fin de Siècle France, giant trees and dances through the ages.
In partnership with Liverpool Philharmonic.
Wednesday 30 November @ 13.00
Renowned South African composer and bassist Carlo Mombelli presents a selection of works that ‘allow us to travel to imaginary places’ (Mombelli).
In his 40-year career as a bass player, band leader and composer, the South African Car Carlo Mombelli (currently living in Johannesburg) has bridged gaps between genres, musicians and audiences.
Wednesday 7 December @ 13.00
A Choral Celebration
Join LUMS Chamber Choir and the University of Liverpool Staff and Community Choir for a celebration of all things choral!
From well-loved favourites such as Rachmaninov’s Bogoroditse Dyevo to the lesser-know gem Rex Gloriae by William Mathias, this concert will demonstrate the beauty and versatility of the choral sound, with a couple of seasonal favourites added to the mix.
Part of the Lunchtime Concert Series.