32nd World Conference
International Society for Music Education
Glasgow, UK 24-29 July

Thursday Concerts

1900 - 1945 Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Headline Concert: Laurence Juber, United States

2000 - 2215 Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Headline Concert: Jazz

1200 - 1230 Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Kent State University African Ensemble, United States
The Kent State University African Ensemble educates students and audiences through an exploration of traditional and contemporary musics and dances from various countries in Africa, and its diaspora. Many students of the ensemble learn cultural sensitivity when performing music and dance repertoire from cultures other their own. Alternatively, members join to connect with aspects of their heritage and identity. The ensemble is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from a wide variety of majors, and typically performs for educational workshops and events on and off campus in northeast Ohio, USA. We hope to see you at our performance!

1240 - 1310 Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Baybeat Streetband, England, UK
Baybeat is More Music’s longest running project, now in it’s twenty-third year. It is completely open access – absolutely anyone can join regardless of age, ability or experience. Over the last five years the group has changed dramatically with a greater performance focus whilst additionally opening up opportunities to local young people and progression routes between young music leaders and the More Music Freelance Music Leader team.

1200 - 1230 Stevenson Concert Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Beijing New Talent Academy, China
Martial Spirit and Dance Poem. The performance is derived from the combination of dance and martial arts, which is a distinctive course designed by Beijing New Talent Academy. The course aims to build perfect body shape as well as elegant temperament or girls. Boys can develop perseverance and masculinity through the training process. In New Talent Academy, martial art and dance art are well combined and expressed in the same piece of melody, which not only embodies the artistic characters of both power and flexibility, but also enables students to expose their unique nature from inside out.

1230 - 1300 Stevenson Concert Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Trio Sorop, Hungary/Switzerland
The Trio Sorop is the fruit of a many years friendship between a musician from the
Soroptimist Club Szeged in Hungary and musicians from the SI Club Berne Arcadia in
Switzerland. The Trio has supported many social projects between music schools and
schools for disabled children, a schoolproject in Londrina Brasil for children of less
well-off families and projects for refugees. They have performed in Switzerland,
Hungary, Germany and Brazil. As their instrumental combination is unique
composers have created or arranged new works for the Trio and their repertoire goes
from classical to folksmusic rarities. Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International (SI) is
a worldwide volunteer service organization for business and professional women who
work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout
the world. Through their General (Category One) Consultative Status as a nongovernmental organization at the United Nations the organization seeks equality,
peace, and international goodwill for women.

2000 - 2100 Stevenson Concert Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
The Turksoy Youth Chamber Orchestra
Since its foundation, the Youth Chamber Orchestra of Turksoy which successfully performed common melodies of Turkic culture across the world, has enchanted its audiences in several concerts it gave not only in the Turkey but also in USA, Europe and Eurasian countries. The orchestra which gave its first concert in Ankara, the capital of the Republic of Turkey and in Istanbul, the European Capital of Culture within the framework of the First International Festival of Youth Orchestras, then participated in the International Festival of Young Artists in Bayreuth (Germany) and performed together with young talents from different countries of the world (2010). The International Youth Chamber Orchestra of Turksoy which came together with a new repertoire dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the independence of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in 2011, recorded its first CD in the studio of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Turkey under the leadership of the International Organization of Turkic Culture (Turksoy). In 2012, the International Youth Chamber Orchestra of Turksoy which gave several concerts in the USA, Europe and Eurasia, also performed with the Symphony Orchestra of Turksoy within the framework of its tour featuring the Yunus Emre Oratorio at the Lincoln Center in New York and the Strathmore Music Center in Washington DC. The musicians who gathered once again on the occasion of their tour throughout Turkey organized by Turksoy in 2013 recorded a new CD featuring a fully new repertoire dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Turksoy.

1200 - 1230 AGOS Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
UNC Charlotte: The Improbable Ensemble
Experimental, extraordinary, Ensemble (x7)2 is an advanced subset of the 49 musicians of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chamber Orchestra, devoted to the exploration and evolution of the art and science of musical collaboration. Under the direction of Dr Jonathan Govias, the group presents conventional repertoire in convention-defying ways, pushing the envelope of what is considered possible in performance.


News Headlines

Trinity College London confirmed as Exhibitor

Trinity College London Confirmed as Exhibitor! ISME 2016 is delighted to welcome Trinity College London to the exhibition running from Monday 25th Full Story...

GRAMMY® winning guitarist Laurence Juber set to Perform at ISME 2016!

ISME 2016 is delighted to announce that Grammy winning guitarist Laurence Juber will be performing! Laurence will be performing on Thursd Full Story...

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