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Piece of the Week Round-up

When we went into lockdown in Spring 2020, the O&E team had the difficult task of transferring their activities online. We got Zoom rep classes, entirely online projects (Check out Mr Blue Sky HERE) and were introduced the now in-demand leavers’ exit auditions. Along with this, and much more, Charlotte Ferry asked the SU what else we would like to see as part of the online offer. This is where ‘Piece of the Week’ came from! Suggested by our Education/ Activities officer Ellie Lee, it was a collaborative effort between O&E, P&P, the SU, Academic Studies and Heads of School.

Piece of the Week is what it says on the tin. We were treated to 20 marvellous pieces to learn and our fantastic academic staff provided interesting details and background information on the composers and works in question. The Nkoda links and videos can still be found on the O&E Moodle page HERE.

Below, you can find a round up of the 20 weeks (or you can check out the dedicated tab on our website). We have to say a HUGE thank you to Charlotte for putting this all together… we can’t wait to see what next year has in store!

Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet, Suite No.1

Florence Price, Symphony No.1

Beethoven, Symphony No.4

Joan Tower, For the Uncommon Woman (No.4)

Mahler, Symphony No.7

Weber, Oberon, J.306: Overture

Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake Suite

Williams, Jurassic Park: Theme

Holst, The Planets, Op.32

Judith Weir, Forest

Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol

Wagner, Die Walkure – Preludes to Acts 1 & 3

Clara Schumann, Piano Concerto

Dutilleux, Metaboles

Stauss, Salome Op.54

Ravel, Bolero

Sibelius, Symphony No.1

Unsuk Chin, Choros Chordon

Mozart, The Magic Flute, K.620:  Overture

Shostakovich, Symphony No.5

DeFreshers//Re-unite

FULL Re-unite//DeFreshers Line Up!

Has been officially announced! Read on to to find out exactly what’s in store…

Well the cat’s out the bag… we’ve been working extremely closely with the RNCM to put on the best 2 final weeks possible. Even in the current, uncertain climate, we’re stoked at the line-up of events and truly think there’s something in there for everyone. From Picnics to Parties, we’ve done everything we can to make the end of term as celebratory as possible. It’s been a hard year and that means we have to celebrate hard to make up for it!

Re-unite is all about bringing the community back together again. Every night from June 22nd – July 2nd (Except June 23rd for reasons explained later…), The college bar will be BACK IN ACTION from 4 – 10:30pm!! We never thought we’d see the day where we missed Kaltenberg… how times change.

DeFreshers is the SU’s best attempt at putting on something relating to a Freshers week. Now of course we can’t put club nights on every evening, but we’ve pulled together some classic events and some new ones too… let us know what you think!

Wednesday 23rd June

10am Netball

In collaboration with the RNCM Netball Society, we are running a friendly netball tournament! Hosted at The Pitch in Media City, we will be meeting at the RNCM at 9am to catch the bus together and have a couple of hours of friendly matches (if we’re feeling fit enough). Sign up on Moodle – All abilities are welcome. Join the RNCM Netball Facebook Group to find out when you can pop along to a training session https://www.facebook.com/groups/724647704549163/

1pm Sports Day

More info about the contents of the event can be found HERE.

1-1:45:

School of Composition

School of Keyboard Studies

School of Popular Music

School of Strings

1:45-2:30:

School of Vocal Studies and Opera

School of Wind, Brass and Percussion

STAFF

Students’ Union

EVERYONE is welcome – come along to join in or support your teams! There’s an outdoor spectator area and an indoor bar. Bring your trainers!

2:30pm Football Tournament

More info can be found HERE.

Pitch 1Pitch 2
2:30pm- SVSO vs STAFF2:30pm- SWBP vs SU
2:40pm – SC vs SS2:40pm- SKS vs SPOP
2:50pm- SWBP vs SPOP2:50pm- STAFF vs SU
3:00pm- SVSO vs SC3:00pm- SS vs SU
3:10pm- SS vs SKS3:10pm- SPOP vs SC
3:20pm- SWBP vs SVSO3:20pm- SKS vs STAFF
3:30pm- SVSO vs SKS3:30pm- SWBP vs SC
3:40pm- BREAK3:40pm- BREAK
3:50pm- SS vs STAFF3:50pm- SPOP vs SU
4:00pm- SVSO vs SPOP4:00pm- SKS vs SU
4:10pm- SU vs SC4:10pm-SWBP vs STAFF
4:20pm- SVSO vs SS4:20pm- SC vs SKS
4:30pm- SWBP vs SKS4:30pm- SS vs SPOP
4:40pm- SVSO vs SU4:40pm- STAFF vs SPOP
4:50pm- STAFF vs SC4:50pm- SWBP vs SS
Table of Fixtures

8pm PG Pub Quiz

Our classic Freshers event is back! All Postgraduate and above students are invited to take part in the event. Simply book a table on ASIMUT and come along! A great opportunity to meet fellow PG students, this one is always a hit!

EDIT: Due to Brodsky being unavailable, we’ve moved into the main Café area. This means sign-ups have been expanded to include all students regardless of your year/ course.

Friday 25th June

Finale of Green Week with Climate Action Society

11am Rounders

All staff and students are welcome to join the SU and RNCM Climate Action society at Whitworth Park for a friendly game or 2 of Rounders! Sign up on Moodle. Followed by…

12:30pm Picnic

An amazing and FREE* Picnic created by the RNCM Catering Team. All food will be Vegan (and very tasty.)

*30 packed lunches only, first come, first served. (at Whitworth park)

Saturday 26th June

7pm Leavers Ball (cancelled)

More information can be found HERE.

Ticket sales end MIDNIGHT June 15th. Get yours HERE.

Monday 28th June

Postponed Party (rescheduled for Freshers’ Week 2021)

We had a smashing party lined up for you guys but unfortunately it won’t be able to go ahead in the timescale we’d hoped for due to the government announcement. Fear not though, it will make an appearance next academic year and you’re all invited! Instead, spend this evening bopping along with all our amazing pop course bands as part of Re-unite at the RNCM!

Tuesday 29th June

5:30pm Play at First Sight

Our newest event! We’re not going to lie, we totally stole the idea from Jeremy and Donald in the Chamber Music department. Open to Keyboard and Strings students on a first-come-first-served basis, this event will see us ploughing through some popular repertoire whilst having a laugh and a few drinks. Don’t worry, it won’t all fall apart as we’re being joined by Donald Grant, Harvey Davies and Petr Prause!

This event is sign-up only – check our events page on Moodle to get your name down.

NB. Signing up on Moodle does NOT guarantee a place in the event, you’ll have to be in the building too! You can do this by either booking a table on ASIMUT or relying on the walk-in service.

Thursday 1st July

7pm Bingo

It is what it says on the tin. Turn up and play!

You can either book a table on ASIMUT or rely on the walk-in service

8pm Jam Night

Our favourite! Come and join us for our final event as we bring back the Brodsky Jam to a bigger audience. We have a cracking house band (John Kelly, Cam Chin-see, Reb Palmer-Fenney, Ethan Gillespie and Eden Longson) who will be warming you up with a few tunes. Again, everyone is welcome regardless of instrument, experience or genre (in fact, the crazier the better!)

We hope you like the look of our events – remember, these are all surrounded by the programmed performances going on in the building too. Don’t forget that you can pre-book your seat in the building to get involved with the music and be part of the RNCM audience. All performances will be streamed to the cafe and concourses, so you won’t miss out if you’re not in the venue!

At the bottom of this blog is a simple floor plan of what the venue is going to look like… get your seats booked ASAP!