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Plus-Minus Ensemble performs new works by City MA and BMus students

City University’s ensemble-in-residence, Plus-Minus, returned to the Performance Space in June to present new works by current MA and BMus students. The concert was the culmination of a series of workshops and recording sessions over the past year.

Plus-Minus will return for a new series of workshops, concerts and recording sessions during the 2012-13 academic year.

While in Russia: City University Symphony Orchestra at LSO St Luke’s

City University Symphony Orchestra returned to LSO St Luke’s in May to round off another successful year.

Anthony Weeden conducted a Russian themed evening which began with Mikhail Glinka’s Kamarinskaya before Tatjana Goldberg joined the orchestra for a performance of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The concert was brought to a triumphant close with Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1.

The orchestra is open to all students studying at City University London. Auditions for the coming year will be announced at the beginning of the Autumn term.

Javanese Gamelan Ensemble perform at City

Centre for Music Studies’ Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Andy Channing, perform ING (laras pelog).

The concert featured three ensembles performing on Gamelan Sekar Enggal, an iron and brass gamelan made in the late 1980s by Suhirjan of Yogyakarta, Central Java.

Composed by Andy Channing, ING is “an ‘ancestral gamelan’ piece about everything and nothing”.