A rare piece of music which includes a pianist pausing for four-and-a-half minutes features in a concert collaboration between a university and grammar school for the first time.
The University of Buckingham and The Royal Latin School are joining forces to offer a wide-ranging music concert performed by pupils.
Ready Steady Connect will kick off the university’s autumn concerts and lectures series on Tuesday, October 14, from 7.30pm, at the Radcliffe Centre.
GCSE and A-Level students from the school will illustrate the musical connections between a range of styles of music.
It will include solo piano performances and songs from the Junior String Ensemble.
The ensemble will perform Palladio by Karl Jenkins and Canon in D by Pachebel.
The Senior Brass Ensemble will then perform Elizabethan Dances, Hallelujah Drive by Chris Hazell and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde (Murray/Callander arr. Ramskill).
There will be a rare opportunity to experience John Cage’s composition 4’33”.
Commonly known as Cage’s ‘silent piece’, 4’33” comprises three movements during which the pianist is instructed to produce no intentional sounds for four minutes and 33 seconds.
Pro vice chancellor of the university Julian Lovelock said he is ‘delighted’ to be joining forces with The Royal Latin.
He said: “It can only strengthen the links between the university, the Latin School, and the local community and we hope very much that it will become a regular event.”
Tickets for the Radcliffe Centre concert are priced at £7.50, £5 for concessions. Call 01280 820230 to book tickets or buy on the door.