Cambridge Music Festival Mozart’s Requiem, jazz, Django and swing - they will even play the floor
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Cambridge Music Festival begins on 14 November, with 14 concerts in 10 days of Latin, jazz and classical. The opening evening has the choir of King’s College Chapel singing works from the last year of Mozart’s life, including his Requieum. The next day, Thursday, November 15 there will be an early evening Concert by the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet playing South American tango, Django Reinhardt, Rossini and swing at Emmanuel United Reformed Church.
Cambridge Music Festival begins on 14 November, with 14 concerts in 10 days of Latin, jazz and classical.
The opening evening has the choir of King’s College Chapel singing works from the last year of Mozart’s life, including his Requieum.
The next day, Thursday, November 15 there will be a Rush Hour (early evening) Concert by the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet playing South American tango, Django Reinhardt, Rossini and swing at Emmanuel United Reformed Church.
The Takacs Quartet play Mozart, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn at at St Columbas Church on Thursday, November 15. There are two free. lunchtime recitals at The Mumford Theatre (part of Anglia Ruskin University). Friday, November 16, Delia Stevens and Le Yu will layer rhythms on a variety of hard surfaces (including the floor). On Friday, November 23, Award-winning female vocal trio, Juice Ensemble, sing contemporary music.
Also on Friday, November 16, there is a chance to go inside Cambridge University’s Senate House to hear Chineke! the celebrated black and ethnic minorities orchestra play Beethoven.
The Tallis Scholars will be at St John’s College on Saturday, November 17 singing sacred pieces by Palestrina.
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On Monday, November 19, in the Old Halls of Queens’ College, members of the Brodsky Quartet will work with young composors on new compositions.
The Brodsky Quartet on Tuesday, November 20 give a recital at Anglia Ruskin University marking 100 years since the end of the First World War with music written about conflict: Karen Tanaka At the grave of Beethoven (in response to civil war in Bosnia), Schulhoff String Quartet No.1 (World War I), Shostakovich Quartet No.8 (World War II), Dave Brubeck Regret (9/11), George Crumb Black Angels (Vietnam).
On Wednesday, November 21 at Cambridge Corn Exhange, The Colin Currie Group play Music for Pieces of Wood by Steve Reich including Drumming and Six Marimbas.
The concert will open with Music for 50 Musicians, a short work developed by 50 young ercussionists following study of Reich’s compositional style.
On Thursday, November 22 in the ballroom of the University Arms Hotel, the Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet, show the versatility of the saxophone with Bach, Debussy and Gerswhin.
On Thursday, November 22 in Trinity College Chapel, Steven Isserlis on cello and Robert Levin on piano play Beethoven.
On Friday, November 23 in Jesus College Chapel, pianist Julien Brocal, winner of this year’s BBC Music Magazine Newcomer of the Year Awards, plays Chopin and Ravel.
On Monday, November 26, at West Road Concert Hall, Murray Perahia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields play Beethoven.
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