A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

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'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.'

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Annual Lecture: '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.'

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'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.

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'The Philosophy and Music Festival at Hay'. Usually held at the same time as the Hay Festival in Late May.

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'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.'

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'We host regular public lectures covering current research in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition and performance. Talks are given by guest lecturers  from the UK and abroad, as well as by School of Music staff.'

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'Whether you are aged 1 or 100, LSO Discovery can help you learn more about music - music education isn't just for the kids! From 45-minute Friday lunchtime concerts at LSO St Luke's to pre-concert talks and in-depth composer-focussed Discovery Days, adults can broaden their knowledge of music, start from scratch or discover something new.’

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'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.'

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Wide-ranging programme of interviews, discussions, lecture-recitals, etc. Often: 'Free, no tickets required'.

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'Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music enjoys a reputation as one of the world's leading conservatoires, providing specialised musical education and professional training at the highest international level for performers, conductors and composers. Enabling students to develop musical skills, knowledge, understanding and resourcefulness which will enable them to contribute significantly to musical life in this country and internationally.’

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'Come to a Discover the Classics workshop to learn more about performers, composers and stories behind the music from our season, with expert speakers and guests. Join us at a pre or post-concert event to hear amazing guest speakers and ask questions of world famous artists, or join us on a tour to get behind the scenes of Liverpool Philharmonic and find out more about the Orchestra and organisation - past and present.'

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Occasional lectures and talks alongside their more extended events.

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'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.'

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'Features regular pre-concert talks. They are free to concert ticket holders, and begin at 6.30 pm.'

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'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?'

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