Past events

Sunday
22
May 2022

Maya Youssef مايا يوسف Finding Home

Songlines Encounters Festival Maya Youssef is hailed as ‘queen of the qanun,’ the 78-stringed Middle Eastern plucked zither. Maya’s intense and thoughtful music is rooted in the Arabic classical tradition but forges pathways into jazz, Western classical and flamenco styles. In this special concert for Songlines Encounters Maya debuts her forthcoming record Finding Home with an 11-piece ensemble including string quartet.
Sunday
1
May 2022

Laura Jurd Ensemble / Cheltenham

Laura Jurd leads this 11-piece ensemble recreating the music of her album Stepping Back, Jumping In, described as ‘a stylistic reinvention from the esteemed trumpeter’ with ‘moments of unalloyed joy’ by Guardian critic John Fordham. The ensemble features members of Laura’s regular quartet: pianist Elliot Galvin, bass player Conor Chaplin and drummer Corrie Dick, plus the Ligeti Quartet and three brass players. One for lovers of contemporary jazz and contemporary classical music.

Saturday
30
April 2022

Sean Noonan: Bartalk / London

New York drummer Sean Noonan who is now based in London will again partner with the Ligeti Quartet in the most ambitious project to date. Commissioned by the Arts Council of England, PRS for Music, and Forestry England, Bartalk addresses the issue of solitary confinement — a long-held concern for the composer that has only come into sharper focus during the pandemic era.

Monday
11
April 2022

Sean Noonan: Bartalk / Glasgow

New York drummer Sean Noonan who is now based in London will again partner with the Ligeti Quartet in the most ambitious project to date. Commissioned by the Arts Council of England, PRS for Music, and Forestry England, Bartalk addresses the issue of solitary confinement — a long-held concern for the composer that has only come into sharper focus during the pandemic era.

Sunday
10
April 2022

Sean Noonan: Bartalk / Newcastle

New York drummer Sean Noonan who is now based in London will again partner with the Ligeti Quartet in the most ambitious project to date. Commissioned by the Arts Council of England, PRS for Music, and Forestry England, Bartalk addresses the issue of solitary confinement — a long-held concern for the composer that has only come into sharper focus during the pandemic era.

Saturday
9
April 2022

Sean Noonan: Bartalk / Kirkbymoorside

New York drummer Sean Noonan who is now based in London will again partner with the Ligeti Quartet in the most ambitious project to date. Commissioned by the Arts Council of England, PRS for Music, and Forestry England, Bartalk addresses the issue of solitary confinement — a long-held concern for the composer that has only come into sharper focus during the pandemic era.

Friday
8
April 2022

Sean Noonan: Bartalk / Hull

New York drummer Sean Noonan who is now based in London will again partner with the Ligeti Quartet in the most ambitious project to date. Commissioned by the Arts Council of England, PRS for Music, and Forestry England, Bartalk addresses the issue of solitary confinement — a long-held concern for the composer that has only come into sharper focus during the pandemic era.

Wednesday
6
April 2022

Sean Noonan: Bartalk / Monmouth

New York drummer Sean Noonan who is now based in London will again partner with the Ligeti Quartet in the most ambitious project to date. Commissioned by the Arts Council of England, PRS for Music, and Forestry England, Bartalk addresses the issue of solitary confinement — a long-held concern for the composer that has only come into sharper focus during the pandemic era.

Saturday
26
March 2022

Maya Youssef مايا يوسف Finding Home Album Launch

Maya Youssef is a virtuoso of the qanun which is a 78-stringed plucked instrument. Her intense and thoughtful music is rooted in the Arabic classical tradition but forges pathways into jazz, Western classical and flamenco styles. Her latest album Finding Home is a journey through memories and the essence of home both within and without.
Friday
26
November 2021

"Today, in the battle, who we are"

New works for string quartet by composers of the Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust as tributes to Cornelius in this his 85th anniversary year, which is also 40 years since his untimely death. The concert, organised by the Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust in association with Morley College and the Ligeti Quartet, celebrates how Cornelius Cardew linked his music with the struggle to open the door to progress. It aims to uphold Cardew’s legacy of having fidelity to the ensemble of human relations, and being dedicated to the creation of a new world of socialised humanity.

Monday
6
September 2021

Luton Music Club

A ‘mixtape’ format intersperses movements from Christian Mason’s Tuvan Songbook with other types of ‘song’ - the translucent modernism of Ruth Crawford Seeger, the electronic and pop aesthetic of Tanya Tagaq, and Beethoven's Cavatina, the highly original 5th movement of his Op 130 quartet.