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Blackett Summer Music Concert

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Music for Physics by Physics

Music for Physics by Physics

The Blackett Summer Music concert took place on Tuesday 16th June which meant that three of our very talented undergraduates were able to shrug off the haze of examinations and share their musical brilliance with us . It was also a trial run for our new piano in Physics.

Xuan Chen started the first half playing three pieces including one by Paderewski, he then ended with a stirring rendition of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Jonathan Mc Naught followed with ‘Allemande from Partita iv ’(Bach), ‘Faschingsschwank  aus Wien’ 1 & 4 (Schumann) and ‘A la maniere de Borodine’ (Ravel). These were all performed with confident brilliance.

The second half started with two of our Phd students, Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia and Darren Holland who performed the Bach double concerto for violin. Again this was most sensitively executed and suited the mood of the evening.

The final performer was Meri Tan, one of our Physics with music undergraduates who began with ‘Prelude and Fugue in f sharp minor ‘ bk 2 (Bach) then ’Sonata in A minor op.143 (Schubert) and finally ‘Ballarde no.3 (Chopin). They were performed with the the verve of a true concert pianist.

Thunderous applause and thanks to all of our wonderful musicians in Physics!

Thanks also to Linda Jones who has always wholeheartedly supported our Blackett concerts.

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