Monday 30 May 2022

Two weeks of fine music in historic venues: Cambridge Summer Music 2022

Cambridge Summer Music 2022
Cambridge Summer Music, artistic director David Hill, runs from 15 to 31 July 2022, presenting 23 concerts in and around Cambridge, including  college chapels, city churches, concert halls and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

The festival opens on 15 July when Orlando Jopling's Wild Arts Ensemble presents their new production of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte in the gardens of Childerley Hall in West Drayton. Other large-scale events include Mendelssohn's Elijah in Ely Cathedral with 200 young singers from Gabrieli Roar plus Gabrieli Consort & Players, conductor Paul McCreesh with soloists Francesca Chienjina, Helen Charlston, Andrew Staples, and Morgan Pearse. The festival concludes on 31 July with Aurora Orchestra performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 from memory.

Tenor Robert Murray joins violinist Benjamin Baker and the Echea Quartet for RVW's On Wenlock Edge and The Lark Ascending, plus songs by Gurney and Elgar's Violin Sonata. Baritone Marcus Farnsworth and pianist James Cheung takes us to Vienna with songs by Gustav and Alma Mahler, Schoenberg and Beethoven.

Visitors to the festival include pianist Imogen Cooper in Schubert and Ravel, pianist Artur Pizarro in Albeniz's Iberia, accordionist Ryan Corbett, cellist Guy Johnston and pianist Tom Poster in Beethoven, Poulenc and Brahms, violinist Tai Murray and pianist Martin Roscoe in Clara & Robert Schumann, trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins and organist David Hill, the Mithras Trio in Beethoven, Faure and Lili Boulanger, horn player Alec Frank Gemmill and the Perks Ensemble in music for horn and quartet including Gemmill's arrangement of Dvorak's String Quintet in E flat, Connaught Brass, and the Wigmore Soloists in Beethoven's Septet and Schubert's Octet.

The festival's outdoor concerts at the Botanic Gardens, Sounds Green, return every Wednesday evening throughout July with a wide variety of performers.

Full details from the festival website

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