DMU Music set to launch its season in style

A musical season fuelled by genres from all over the globe is set for launch at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) this October.

After the success of their 2016/17 programme of events, DMU Music is going bigger and bolder with its approach this year and is welcoming staff, students and the community to be part of its 2017/18 Welcome Event. 


An event is being held on Friday 6 October to launch the new season. Anyone can come along and find out about the projects they can get involved in. The event is being held from 5pm to 7pm. No registration is needed - just come along and chat to the team.

Chris Heighton, Head of DMU Music, said: “Following a successful first year, the Welcome Event presents an informal opportunity for all students, members of staff and our communities to experience all that DMU Music has to offer, through listening to a number of our performances from last year.

“We will be talking directly to our partners and importantly about how to become involved in future projects which is what our main drive is.

“We also want to further establish our partnerships and create new ones too showcasing fantastic unique music opportunities across campus and the city for everyone to enjoy.”

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DMU Music has gone from strength to strength since its launch in early 2016. The launch event will see The Venue@DMU broken into five segments, with each segment focusing on a particular area of DMU Music - DMU Square Mile, the Indian Classical Music Series in collaboration with Darbar Arts, DMU’s International Jazz Series, #LoveClassical and the DMU Orchestra.

One session will feature Phil Novis, the Governor of HM Prison Leicester talking about music in prisons, following a performance to prisoners by the DMU Orchestra in January and a more recent visit from the Street Orchestra of London on their extensive seven gig tour of the city. 


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From forging partnership with London’s famous Philharmonia Orchestra, working with world-renowned conductors, musicians and composers and welcoming some of the brightest young musicians to the country has been an eye-opener for the DMU team.



Members of the three DMU Music Ensembles will also be present to answer any questions and share their experiences of participating in the DMU Orchestra, Chamber Choir of Jazz Band.

Ticket ballots will still be a feature, giving staff and students a unique opportunity to win free tickets to high-profile events including the Chancellor's Concert with the Philharmonia a De Montfort Hall.

Guests can sign up to receive more information about what DMU Music’s concerts, projects and ensembles have to offer on the night.

For more information follow @DMUMusicdept on Twitter. 

Posted on Thursday 7th September 2017

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