Whatever your musical interests, we invite you to further your knowledge in a stimulating range of talks and presentations given by specialists from across the music profession.
Each term the RCM presents a regular seminar series: Music and Ideas, addressing fascinating historical and contemporary issues and often excavates the music of unjustly forgotten composers.
The RCM is also involved with a number of other special events, including the biennal International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) - a meeting of performers and scientists to discuss performance and the skills which underpin it.
Music and Ideas: Investing in Culture
6:15pm | 04 May 2017
In this talk, Darren Henley argues passionately that sustained public investment in art and culture can enrich all our lives.
Music and Ideas: Singing Monteverdi
6:15pm | 11 May 2017
East Parry Room
RCM professors Mark Tucker and Richard Wistreich share their considerable experience of both performing and researching Monteverdi.
Exploring the Archives
7:30pm | 26 June 2017
For the final concert in this series, RCM musicians perform a selection of rare works and all-time favourites from the late-18th to early-19th centuries.
Music and Ideas: Is Music a Language?
6:15pm | 29 June 2017
Drawing on her activities as a journalist and critic, Caroline Gill interrogates the often elusive relationship between words and music.