University of Kent’s lunchtime concert series returns October 2022

Jeremy Licence

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October 4, 2022

The University of Kent’s Lunchtime Concert series resumes this October, offering an exciting and eclectic range of musical performances that are once again sponsored by Canterbury law firm Furley Page.

The autumn concert programme kicks off on Wednesday 19 October with ‘East Meets West’, a performance by London-based classical fusion violin and cello/guitar duo Laure Chan and William Jack, which will be followed by a collaborative student workshop discussing the musical ideas behind the theme of ‘East Meets West’.

On Wednesday 9 November, players from the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra and Pit Perfect talent development scheme bring a programme of instrumental music followed by a workshop with the University String Sinfonia.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday 23 November leading British jazz pianist and composer Prof. Robert Mitchell presents a special illustrated recital. One of the most significant voices in British jazz – a pianist, keyboardist, composer, improviser, writer and poet – Robert’s performance features key figures from the history of left-hand-only piano in classical and jazz music.

The Autumn Lunchtime Concert Series rounds off on Wednesday 7 December with a performance by accomplished chamber musician and professional harpist, Harriet Adie. A founding member of the internationally recognized ensemble 4 Girls 4 Harps, whose music has been broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, Harriet’s programme will celebrate the season with Christmas favourites such as Ding Dong Merrily On High, This Is The Truth Sent From Above, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day and Silent Night.

Jeremy Licence, Managing Partner at Furley Page, said: “Furley Page is delighted to support The University of Kent by once again sponsoring this year’s concert programme. The Lunchtime Concert Series never fails to delight audiences with a wonderful repertoire of music and this year’s line-up offers yet another exciting and eclectic mix of performances.

“The concerts are a popular element of the University of Kent’s vibrant programme of extra-curricular music, which provides numerous opportunities for students to get involved in making and listening to music at the University’s award-winning Colyer-Fergusson Hall.”

The lunchtime concerts will take place in the Colyer-Fergusson Hall at 1.10pm and admission is free, with a suggested donation of £3. For more information, visit