Kent Music What’s On guide

The new music programme for September to December has now been published online.

This season is set to embrace everything from ancient instruments to contemporary chamber opera, the Hall will be abuzz this autumn, featuring some of the very best music across the next four months.

The Lunchtime Concert series begins on Wednesday 8 October with Rags to Riches as pianist Helen Crawford brings her period-costume-bedecked performance of ragtime music.

This season will launch the new ensemble-in-residence, ‘CantiaQuorum’, who open their residency with Bach and Copland on Wednesday 5 November, as a curtain-raiser to their first formal concert later in the month with Stravinsky and Walton.

December’s lunchtime concert will involve ‘The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments’ who will be exploring the common ground between Renaissance, Baroque and traditional Norwegian music.

The Hall will welcome visiting performers including the ‘Nova Music Ensemble’ who will come in October as part of the Canterbury Festival, bringing contemporary chamber operas by Cecilia McDowall and Stephen McNeff.

Throughout 2014-15 the Colyer-Fergusson will be participating in the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, featuring alumni and Honorary Doctorate recipients. We are delighted to welcome acclaimed harpsichordist and conductor, Trevor Pinnock, in a recital of music by Bach.

The Chorus and Orchestra will perform music by Mozart and Beethoven, and the term concludes with the usual Big Band seasonal cracker in December.

You can check out all that’s coming up on the What’s On pages.

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