Edmund Rubbra Study Day

The Royal College of Music and Open University Music Department present a study day on the composer Edmund Rubbra (1901–86).

Sunday 6 November 2016, 10.00–16.30, Inner Parry Room, Royal College of Music.

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Edmund Rubbra, RCM composition alumnus and former student of Gustav Holst. Although chiefly known today for his 11 symphonies and liturgical choral music, Rubbra’s compositions embrace all genres. This study day provides a rare opportunity to find out more about Rubbra’s life, work and music, and includes a lunchtime recital of chamber and solo instrumental works performed by RCM musicians.

Full programme details will be available in early October via the RCM website: http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=1024479 . Speakers include Lewis Foreman (editor of Edmund Rubbra: Composer-Essays), Leo Black (author of Edmund Rubbra: Symphonist), Fiona Richards (Open University), John Pickard (Bristol University), Jonathan Clinch (Birmingham University), and Lucy Cradduck (Open University). Talks will cover specific aspects of Rubbra’s music, his writings about music, his relationship with the BBC, and the influence of his teaching on Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe.

Tickets are free, and include admission to the lunchtime recital, plus lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Places are limited and booking is essential. Please contact the RCM Box Office 020 7591 4314 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm).

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