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BBC Proms Plus Literary

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, Kensington & Chelsea, SW7 2BS, London
Navigate Website>>> Wnat's On
Open Lectures & TalksThe Proms have held 'free introductory events each day designed to give you a fascinating context to the music and artists featured in the BBC Proms season ...'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Type of BodyFestival
Views 'Full' Record + MAP911
Visits to Website800

Centre for the History of Music in Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth

Department of Music, Victoria Rooms, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1SA, South West
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional lectures and talks.
Also IndexedUniversity of Bristol | CHOMBEC
Historic CountyGloucestershire
Views 'Full' Record + MAP776
Visits to Website567

Chipping Campden Contemporary Dance Festival

Chipping Campden, Cotswold, South West
Open Lectures & TalksUsually held in July.
Historic CountyGloucestershire
Type of BodyFestival
Views 'Full' Record + MAP823
Visits to Website464

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA, West Midlands
Navigate Website>>> Concerts >>> Concerts with free Pre-Concert Talks
Open Lectures & Talks'Our free pre-concert talks offer a fascinating insight into the music you are about to experience. Each talk lasts approximately half an hour and admission is free. It's your chance to listen to guest speakers, to discover more about composers, music and musicians. It provides further knowledge to enrich your enjoyment of a familiar piece. Or, if you are new to it, an introduction to the many textures, colours and moods to be enjoyed from orchestral music. Join us in the magnificent setting of Symphony Hall and let us set the scene for the music.'
Historic CountyWarwickshire
Type of BodyPerforming Art
Views 'Full' Record + MAP748
Visits to Website634

Early Dance Circle, The
Navigate Website>>> EDC Lecture
Open Lectures & TalksAnnual Lecture: 'Usually held on the third Friday in February. An eminent speaker is invited to talk on a topic relevant to Early Dance. The aim is to promote Early Dance to a wider audience and to demonstrate that it is a serious field of study. The lecture is followed by an opportunity for informal talk ... This lecture, given in London, is open to all - and free.'
Also IndexedEDC Lecture
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1498
Visits to Website965

Federation of Recorded Music Societies
Open Lectures & Talks'Recorded Music Societies are an integral but often unsung part of our musical fabric offering appreciation and understanding of music in stimulating and convivial company.' Links to details and often programmes of some 120 Societies, out of over 200 Societies as a whole active in the UK.
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1441
Visits to Website637


Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales
Open Lectures & Talks'The Philosophy and Music Festival at Hay'. Usually held at the same time as the Hay Festival in late May/early June.
Also IndexedInstitute of Art and Ideas
Historic CountyBrecknockshire
Type of BodyFestival
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1045
Visits to Website1001

Institute of Musical Research

Senate House, Malet Street, Camden, WC1E 7HU, London
Open Lectures & Talks'The IMR is based at the University of London’s Senate House. Formerly part of the School of Advanced Studies, it is now supported by Royal Holloway, University of London.'
Also IndexedRoyal Holloway, University of London
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP820
Visits to Website601

John Bird Lectures

School of Music, Corbett Road, Cardiff, CF10 3EB, Wales
Open Lectures & Talks'These lectures, which are open to the public, take place on Tuesday afternoons at 16.30 in the Large Lecture Theatre (entrance on the second floor) of the School of Music.' However, the Lectures seemed to have ceased.
Also IndexedCardiff University
Historic CountyGlamorgan
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1432
Visits to Website673

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, SE1 8XX
Open Lectures & TalksPre-concert talks during the Orchestra's Shakespeare400 Festival - to be held February - April 2016.
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Type of BodyPerforming Art
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1022
Visits to Website270

London Symphony Orchestra

The Barbican, Silk Street, The City, EC2Y 8DS, London
Navigate Website>>> LSO Discovery >>> Lifelong Learning >>> Pre-concert talks
Open Lectures & Talks'Occasionally we are able to present pre-concert talks at the Barbican before LSO concerts, which give an insight into the music and artists, and often a glimpse behind the scenes at how a composer works or how a soloist maintains their busy schedule. Pre-concert talks are usually free and take place in the Barbican Hall or Fountain Room on the Foyer an hour before the concert.'
Also IndexedLSO
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Type of BodyPerforming Art
Views 'Full' Record + MAP696
Visits to Website467

Mary Neal Lecture

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, Camden, NW1 7AY, London
Navigate Website>>> News
Open Lectures & TalksThe Mary Neal Lecture: 'In this annual lecture we celebrate her pioneering social educational practices.' However, it seems no Lecture since 2012.
Also IndexedEnglish Folk Dance and Song Society
Historic CountyLondon - Outer
Views 'Full' Record + MAP1052
Visits to Website587

Philharmonia Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, SE1 8XX, London
Navigate Website>>> Concerts
Open Lectures & Talks'Offering insights into the Orchestra and its performers and repertoire, Pre-concert Talks are available at many venues across the country, giving audiences the chance to meet conductors, soloists and Philharmonia Orchestra musicians, or to explore the music with expert speakers. Pre-Concert talks are free to attend, although in certain venues you may need a ticket for the main evening concert.'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Type of BodyPerforming Art
Views 'Full' Record + MAP610
Visits to Website504

Royal Academy of Music

Marylebone Road, Westminster, NW1 5HT, London
Navigate Website>>> What's On
Open Lectures & TalksWide-ranging programme of interviews, discussions, lecture-recitals, etc. Often: 'Free, no tickets required'.
Named Lectures & TalksBarbirolli Lectures | Henry Wood Lecture-Recitals
Also IndexedUniversity of London
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Type of BodyProfessional Body
Views 'Full' Record + MAP781
Visits to Website512

Royal College of Music

Prince Consort Road, Westminster, SW7 2BS
Navigate Website>>> What's On
Open Lectures & Talks'The Grove Forum is the RCM's public lecture series, consisting of presentations and lecture recitals given by distinguished visitors to the College as well as RCM staff and postgraduate students. Scheduled on Thursdays at 5.15 pm, these events aim to provide a platform for discussion and lively debate on a wide range of musical issues ... All Grove Forum events are free to attend, but a ticket is required. These can be obtained on the day ... or booked in advance.'
Named Lectures & TalksGrove Forum
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Type of BodyProfessional Body
Views 'Full' Record + MAP707
Visits to Website779

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BP, North West
Navigate Website>>> The Orchestra >>> Classic Intros
Open Lectures & Talks'Our free pre-concert Classic Intros and Off the Podium post-concert talks and interviews with visiting artists and scholars are a great way to get more from the performance. The talks are free to all ticket-holders.'
Online Lectures & Talks'A selection of Classic Intros are available to download and listen to again, so if you missed a talk visit our Listen Again page.'
Historic CountyLancashire
Type of BodyPerforming Art
Views 'Full' Record + MAP663
Visits to Website427

Royal Musical Association, The
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional lectures and talks alongside their more extended events.
Views 'Full' Record + MAP796
Visits to Website688

Royal Philharmonic Society, The

10 Stratford Place, Westminster, W1C 1BA, London
Navigate Website>>> What's On
Open Lectures & Talks'The Royal Philharmonic Society is for people who love music and live music making…and who want to ensure a vibrant future for classical music. For almost 200 years we’ve played a vital role in championing talented young performers and composers and in encouraging audiences to listen - and talk about - great music.'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Views 'Full' Record + MAP733
Visits to Website437

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Navigate Website>>> SCO Connect >>> View All SCO Connect Events
Open Lectures & Talks'Features regular pre-concert talks. They are free to concert ticket holders, and begin at 6.30 pm.'
Online Lectures & Talks'Pre-concert talks are now being audio recorded so if you missed the talk, it will be up on our website shortly after the concert. Visit our audio page to listen to the talks. In 2010/11 some talks were filmed. Visit our video page to watch the talks.'
Type of BodyPerforming Art
Views 'Full' Record + MAP665
Visits to Website478

Wigmore Hall

36 Wigmore Street, Westminster, W1U 2BP, London
Navigate Website>>> Learning >>> Events at the Hall >>> Behind the Music
Open Lectures & Talks'Behind the Music is an ongoing series of study events for adults (16+) including workshops, talks, courses and masterclasses. Why not find out more about a favourite piece of music by attending a pre-concert talk or watching a brilliant virtuoso give a masterclass; delve into Schumann Song or Bach Cello Suites on a Wigmore Study Group course; or attend one of our regular Introduction to Music courses which offer beginner-level classes on a range of topics?'
Also IndexedBehind the Music
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Type of BodyPerforming Art
Views 'Full' Record + MAP682
Visits to Website548

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