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4
Apr
Bearing Witness: Forced Migration in the Age of Globalisation
Who:Professor Pal Ahluwalia, University of Portsmouth
Venue:327, Robert Webster Building
When:4 Apr 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

This key note will focus on the forced migration the subject of the recent United Nations plenary meeting on movements of refugees and migrants.

8
Apr
Australia Ensemble subscription concert - Fantasy and Variations
Who:Australia Ensemble
Venue:Sir John Clancy Auditorium
When:8 Apr 2017, 8pm - 10pm

The free-flowing Fantasy is related to the more structured Variations form, and both are explored through a sumptuous variety of styles in this program. Carl Vine’s beautifully crafted Fantasia for Piano Quintet exploits ever-changing, subtle permutations of a music kernel heard in the opening of this masterful work. Permutations provide the basis of the variations form, explicitly apparent in the theme and variations of the neo-classical Wind Quintet of Carl Nielsen – one of the best compositions of its ilk. Meanwhile the lush French sound-world of Maurice Duruflé acts as a delicious contrast to the humour and delight found in Mozart’s famous Clarinet Quintet.

11
Apr
SAM Seminar: Thinking Through Islands
Who:Elizabeth McMahon, UNSW
Venue:Cinema 327, Robert Webster Building
When:11 Apr 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

More information coming soon

18
Apr
SAM Seminar: Queer characters in entertainment TV
Who:Ava Parsemain, UNSW
Venue:Cinema 327, Robert Webster Building
When:18 Apr 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

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26
Apr
SAM Seminar: Promotional Cultures
Who:Lee Edwards, University of Leeds
Venue:G17, Robert Webster Building
When:26 Apr 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

More information coming soon

28
Apr
Global Arts and Psychology Seminar (GAPS)
Who:School of the Arts & Media
Venue:John Niland Scientia Building
When:28 Apr 2017, 5pm - 9:30pm
29 Apr 2017, 9am - 1:30pm

GAPS is about the arts and the people who create and appreciate them, from a scientific psychological perspective. 

13
May
Australia Ensemble subscription concert - Americana
Who:Australia Ensemble
Venue:Sir John Clancy Auditorium
When:13 May 2017, 8pm - 10pm

While it may seem odd to include Romantic Czech composer Antonín Dvorák in a program of music from the New World, the Bohemian composer wrote two of his most famous works during his time in the United States. Dvorák’s ‘American’ F major string quartet is inescapably influenced by the landscape of the plains of New England so memorably captured a generation later by Aaron Copland, a concept unmistakably heard in his Duo for flute and piano. Two exciting contemporary voices round out this program: Jennifer Higdon’s bright and exciting opener Smash, and a major work by John Adams, whose clarinet concerto for chamber forces Gnarly Buttons takes the listener through a journey of surprising depth as well as humorous and quirky moments.

16
May
SAM Seminar: An animal among the animals: H. G. Wells and the Thought of the Future
Who:Chris Danta, UNSW
Venue:Cinema 327, Robert Webster Building
When:16 May 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

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23
May
SAM Seminar: TBC
Who:Lissa Attaway-Holloway, University of Skövde
Venue:Cinema 327, Robert Webster Building
When:23 May 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

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19
Aug
Australia Ensemble subscription concert - Schubert's Octet: August 19
Who:Australia Ensemble
Venue:Sir John Clancy Auditorium
When:19 Aug 2017, 8pm - 10pm

Schubert’s Octet is irresistible chamber music written on a vast scale. A rich and colourful instrumental palette helps sustain a broad structure which is an offshoot of the eighteenth century serenade tradition and realised with unmistakable Schubertian inflections. In contrast, the rest of the program explores exquisite, smaller-scale structures with Roussel’s compact and enchanting Divertissement for winds and piano, as well as the impressionistic delights of English composer Madeline Dring’s Trio. We are proud to feature the performance of Mark Grandison’s Blakeman Prize-winning work Riffraction in this program. This new artistic initiative was the creation of musical patron Jonathan Blakeman, for which the Australia Ensemble is proud to be a partner.

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