*VENUE CHANGE* Simone Seales: Cello Recital

*VENUE CHANGE* Simone Seales: Cello Recital

Music in the University
Date: Thursday 02 February 2023
Time: 13:10 - 14:00
Venue: University Memorial Chapel
Category: Concerts and music, Public lectures, Academic events, Student events, Alumni events, Open days and visits
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/concerts

This performance will be held in the University Memorial Chapel due to emergency building works in the Concert Hall. You can access the Chapel from the quads (corner containing the silver sculpture), or via the steps from Professor Square. We cannot open the doors until 1.00pm, please come as close to the concert starting time (1.10pm) as possible.

We are delighted to present one of Glasgow's most exciting talents - Intersectional Cellist Simone Seales, presenting a recital of their current works.

About Simone

Originally from Florida, Simone Seales is a Glasgow-based cellist who completed their postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2021. They focus on free improvisation (both tonal and atonal) and devising music for theatre. Simone is passionate about exploring sound, how sound can reflect emotional states of being and how emotions are embodied. Their creative influences come from Black feminist leaders such as Audre Lorde, Assata Shakur and bell hooks.

Within Simone's creative work, they centre Blackness, sexuality, intersectional feminism and anti-racism. They believe Western Classical musicians are capable of making meaningful social change. Passionate about reaching new audiences and increasing access to arts education, Simone is a Senior Lead Ambassador and the Teaching Ambassador Coordinator for the Benedetti Foundation, and focuses on trauma-informed teaching practices.

Simone is currently the Young Artist in Residence for Chamber Music Scotland, a recipient of the Sphinx MPower Grant, and they are the co-artistic director of ‘demo theatre collective’. Demo put on a show at the Fringe entitled 'we just need to get through this', which combined text and musical language to convey the inner worlds of the characters. Recently, Simone has received grants from Chamber Music Scotland and National Theatre Scotland in partnership with NEUROSTAGES. They are also in residency alongside their dear friend and collaborator Rylan Gleave with BOOM at Oxford Contemporary Music (OCM).

This concert takes place at the Concert Hall, in the Main Building at the University of Glasgow. It is on the same level as the cloisters. Follow signs for the Hunterian Museum, and take the stairs, or the lift to '2'. There is a lift and accessible toilets next to the Concert Hall.

This concert is FREE and unticketed. We recommend arriving at around 12.45pm when doors open to secure your seat. The performance is from 1.10pm - 2.00pm.

This concert will be livestreamed. If you would like to watch from afar, please sign up here for the link.

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