Thursday 15 June 2017

Looking Ahead: Cambridge Summer Music

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Cambridge Summer Music presents the chance to hear fine music in some of Cambridge's iconic venues. The festival opens on 13 July 2017 with Stephen Cleobury conducting Mozart's Requiem in King's College Chapel. Between 12 and 29 July there are concerts in a wide range of college chapels, the Divinity School and West Road Concert Hall.

In what promises to be a memorable encounter between two much-loved Cambridge figures, Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Rutter will share their love of music and recall the musical experiences that have shaped their lives. Words and Music: Dr Rowan Williams & Dr John Rutter in conversation, at the Riley Auditorium, Clare College, will combine their conversations with readings and recordings of some of their favourite pieces in a pre-festival event on 24 June 2017.

Pianist Freddy Kempf and the Wiener Kammersymphonie will perform an all-Beethoven programme including Piano Concertos nos. 4 & 5, whilst the Aurora Orchestra will be bringing its performance of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony performed from memory. The Martinů Quartet is giving a pair of programmes of Czech music including Schulhoff, Dvorak's Piano Quintet Op.81 (with Tom Poster), Svoboda and Janacek alongside Beethoven, and Schubert.

French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé will be performing Bach's complete Well-tempered Clavier over two concerts, and the young pianist Ivana Gavrić gives pair of programmes including Grieg, Schumann, Chopin and Liszt, and Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Outcry Ensemble.

Tenebrae, director Nigel Short, will be performing Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles and will be joined by the Children’s Choirs of St John the Divine, Kennington to perform a new work by Owain Park.

Full details from the festival website.


  1. Many thanks for the Festival preview Planet Hugill. Just to note that the opening concert of Mozart's Requiem in King's College Chapel is on 13th July, rather than the 12th. Also 'Words and Music: Dr Rowan Williams & Dr John Rutter in conversation' is a pre Festival event taking place this month on Saturday 24 June.

    1. Apologies, not reading the press release properly! All corrected now


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