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29 February 2024 - 29 February 2024

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Leech Hall, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RJ

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An evening spotlighting achievements in composition and performance from women musicians of Durham and beyond – in celebration of International Women’s Day 2024.

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Music Department International Women’s Day 2024 Showcase

The concert features some of the best new chamber compositions from Durham students, plus opportunity to discover artists whose work has historically been undervalued on account of gender.

Among the highlights is the premiere of “the wife; the Woman” by Durham composer Georgie West. Specially commissioned and performed by Bailey Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Philip Keller), the piece is inspired by the life and work of Austrian composer Alma Mahler.

Includes free refreshments.

The concert forms part of a series of events hosted by the Music Department, with partners across Durham University, to mark International Women’s Day 2024. Highlights include These Things Shall Be: Ailsa Dixon, a concert of works by Music Department and St Mary’s College alumna Ailsa Dixon (1932–2017); and a screening (plus Q&A discussion) of Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros, a documentary about the iconic composer, performer, teacher, philosopher, innovator and humanitarian.

With thanks to Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC), Durham Student Music, Durham University EDI Fund, Institute of Advanced Study, MUSICON, St John’s College, and St Mary’s College.



Free but places are limited (please register to attend)