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Spring Preview

Mar 03 2007 12:41
Kate Sloyan
Kate Sloyan gives a brief overview of the huge array of Arts and culture on offer this Spring.
There you go. A spring preview.

Culture is coming. You thought we were all Arts-ed out by ArtsFest, but not even post-Finale Concert exhaustion is going to stop Imperial?s dedicated team of performers. Next week sees the start of the termly period of artistic abundance, so no excuse for avoiding a bit of culture.

? 6th ? 10th March: MTSoc

? 8th March: String Ensemble

? 10th March: Jazz and Rock

? 13th March: Sinfonietta

? 14th March: DramSoc

? 16th March: Choir

? 17th March: Symphony Orchestra

? 20th March: Cinema

? 21st March: Wind Band

We kick off from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th March with the opening night of Batboy: The Musical, presented by MTSoc. Just in case you didn?t get the details from their page 3 strip, the show will be taking place in the Union Concert Hall from 7:30pm. Tickets are available from Union Reception, Level 2 Sherfield at lunchtimes or on the door.

On Thursday 8th March the String Ensemble will be performing in St. Stephen?s Church, Gloucester Road from 7:30pm. The programme will include John Adams? Shaker Loops, last heard during ArtsFest, and Marcello?s Oboe Concerto in D Minor with soloist Gregory Froome. Tickets are available from .

On Saturday 10th March, Jazz and Rock Society will be celebrating the Centenary in their usual eclectic style. ?The Clash of the Century? sees Imperial?s best current and alumni bands doing battle, all for the price of a (Union) pint. Tickets are available on the door, and doors are at 6:45pm.

Tuesday 13th March sees ?Probably the most rampageous orchestra in the world in concert?again?. Sinfonietta?s spring programme will include Sibelius Symphony No. 1 and Bruch Kol Nidrei with soloist Gabriel Kan. The concert will be taking place in the Great Hall from 8:00pm, with tickets available on Sherfield Level 2 from Monday 5th March.

Sex, literature and death are promised by DramSoc on Wednesday 14th March, with their production on Tom Stoppard?s Arcadia. The performance will start at 7:00pm in the Union Concert Hall, with tickets available from

Theatre of a different kind is promised two days later, on Friday 16th March, with the Choir?s Centenary Opera Gala in the Great Hall from 8:00pm. As well as choruses from a number of well- and lesser-known operas, the concert will feature solo arias from Choir members. Tickets are available from Sherfield Level 2 at lunchtimes throughout the week of the concert.

The following evening, Saturday 17th March at 7:30pm, sees the Symphony Orchestra performing their Centenary Concert in Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square. The programme includes Sibelius? Violin Concerto with Michal Cwizewicz and Bernstein?s Overture to Candide, and tickets are available from

ICU Cinema are back on Tuesday 20th March with another of their famed All-Nighters. The night will include award-winners Casino Royale and Pan?s Labyrinth among others, and more information is available from

The culture is brought to an end, until next term at least, with the Wind Band on Wednesday 21st March. Performing their annual spring concert in the Union Concert Hall at 6:00pm, the programme includes Lincolnshire Posy by Granger and Sparke?s Clarinet Concerto with soloist Andrew Hazell. The performance is free, so just come along.

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Discussion about “Spring Preview”

The comments below are unmoderated submissions by Live! readers. The Editor accepts no liability for their content, nor for any offence caused by them. Any complaints should be directed to the Editor.
1. Neil   
Mar 04 2007 22:13

Arcadia is actually running from the 14th to the 17th.

2. John   
Mar 07 2007 16:09

I went to see Batboy last night presented by Mtsoc. It was one of the best shows I have seen in ages. Definatelty recommended!!

Mar 07 2007 17:37

Would you care to write a review?

Mar 07 2007 18:48

Kate can I steal some of this for Felix? Just to bulk out what I've been sending around in emails...

5. Kate   
Mar 07 2007 20:14

Yeah, go for it.

Mar 07 2007 20:17

Make sure you mention where it came from ;)

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