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February 2020

String quartets: F minor, opus 95 (“Serioso”); C minor, opus 18, no 4; F, opus 59 no 1 (“Razumovsky”)

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Endellion String Quartet, Quartet in Residence at the University of Cambridge

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Tickets: £6 – £28 from Cambridge Live Tickets, Wheeler St, Cambridge CB2 3QB.

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Violin concerto in D, opus 61, arrangement with string quartet

February 28 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

Leora Cohen, violin. String quartet: Yao Chih Kuo, Charlotte Howdle, Louisa Clogston, Lily Rafalin (Instrumental Award Scheme holders)

Great St Mary’s (The University Church), Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ

Retiring collection at end of concert

 

Beethoven piano concertos 1 to 3

February 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Robinson College Community Orchestra. Piano: Aristo Sham. Director (concerto number 3): James Hendy

Robinson College Chapel, Robinson College, CB3 9AN

Tickets:£15, £10 (concessions), £5 (students), free for Robinson members

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March 2020

Beethoven piano concertos 4 and 5

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Robinson College Community Orchestra. Piano: Aristo Sham. Director (concerto number 5): Francis Bushell

Robinson College Chapel, Robinson College, CB3 9AN

Tickets:£15, £10 (concessions), £5 (students), free for Robinson members

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Violin concerto in D opus 61; symphony no 4, opus 60

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2020 Chamber Orchestra (a new orchestra composed entirely of Cambridge freshers). Conductor: Oliver Cope. Violin: Leora Cohen

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Tickets: £15, £12 and £5 (under-16s free) from www.adcticketing.com

This is a charity concert with all the profits being donated to the Samaritans and Camp Kef

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Beethoven Plus, part one. Violin sonatas no 1 in D, opus 12/1; no 2 in A, opus 12/2; no 9 in A opus 47 “Kreutzer”

March 8 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Performance of all Beethoven’s violin sonatas by Krysia Osostowicz (violin) and Daniel Tong (piano).

Four recitals in March (8th and 9th) and May (13th and 14th), featuring all ten violin sonatas alongside ten miniature companion pieces composed in 2015 by Jonathan Dove, Peter Ash, Elspeth Brooke, Judith Bingham, Huw Watkins, Kurt Schwertsik, Philip Ashworth, Jeremy Thurlow, Matthew Taylor and David Matthews

THE KREUTZER: Jonathan Dove – Ludwig Games. Beethoven – Sonata no 1  in D, op 12/1. Peter Ash – A Major Chase. Beethoven – Sonata no 2 in A, op 12/2. Beethoven – Sonata no 9 in A, op 47 “Kreutzer”. Matthew Taylor – Tarantella Furiosa

“Osostowicz and her partner, Daniel Tong offered fiery, precise playing.” The Strad

“Fine performances by Krysia Osostowicz and the pianist Daniel Tong.” Sunday Times

“The pairing of Osostowicz and Tong: silvery nuances and understated agility all contained within a warm, melded sound. Deeply thoughtful music-making.” York Press

King’s College Dining Hall, CB2 1ST. Tickets: £20, £15 and £5 (students) available soon from ADC. Concerts can be booked separately but there will be discounts if both are booked together

Part of the Beethoven Plus project

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Photo courtesy Sara Lipowitz

Beethoven Plus, part two. Violin sonatas no in A minor, opus 23; no 5 in F, opus 24 “Spring”

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Performance of all Beethoven’s violin sonatas by Krysia Osostowicz (violin) and Daniel Tong (piano) alongside companion pieces composed in 2015

Four recitals in March (8th and 9th) and May (13th and 14th), featuring all ten violin sonatas alongside ten miniature companion pieces composed in 2015 by Jonathan Dove, Peter Ash, Elspeth Brooke, Judith Bingham, Huw Watkins, Kurt Schwertsik, Philip Ashworth, Jeremy Thurlow, Matthew Taylor and David Matthews.

THE SPRING: Beethoven – Sonata no 4 in A minor, op 23. Judith Bingham – The Neglected Child. Huw Watkins – Spring. Beethoven – Sonata no 5 in F, op 24 “Spring”.

St John’s Old Divinity School Theatre, All Saints Passage. Tickets: £15, £10 and £5 (students) available soon from ADC. Concerts can be booked separately but there will be discounts if both are booked together.

Part of the Beethoven Plus project

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Photo courtesy Sara Lipowitz

Elegiac Song opus 118; Overtures ‘Egmont’ opus 84 and ‘Coriolan’ opus  62; Haydn: Insanae et vanae curae; Reger: Variations on a theme of Beethoven opus 86

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THIS CONCERT IS NOW ON 9TH FEBRUARY – DETAILS CAN BE FOUND THERE

 

Concert: student compositions inspired by the music of Beethoven

March 10 - March 17

This concert will be in the second week of March, date to be announced

A concert of newly composed pieces inspired by the music of Beethoven. Students studying composition at the University will enter a competition and the winning pieces will be played at this concert

Programme, timing and ticketing information to be announced

String septet in E flat, opus 20

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Athena Ensemble, Director Leo Appel

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Free admission

Part of the CUMS Lunchtime Concert Series

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Coriolan overture, opus 62; Piano concerto no 3 in C, opus 37; Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 36

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

St John’s College Music Society. Conductor: Matthew Gibson. Piano: Aida Lahlou

St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge CB2 1TP

Tickets: £5 and £10, free for members of the college, available on the door

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Mass in C, opus 86

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foundation concert at King’s College

Cambridge University Orchestra. Past and present members of the choir of King’s College.

Soloists: Anna Cavaliero (soprano), Feargal Mostyn-Williams (alto), Ruairi Bowen (tenor), Hugo Herman-Wilson (bass). Conductor: Daniel Hyde

King’s College Chapel, King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

Tickets £36, £28, £23, £16 (concessions available) and £5 (students) from King’s College Visitor Centre, King’s Parade

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Leonora Overture number 3, opus 72b; Choral Fantasia, opus 80; Mozart Piano Concerto K488; Mozart Coronation Mass K317

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor: Timothy Redmond

Martin James Bartlett (piano), Anne Mengel (soprano), Julia Martinez (mezzo-soprano), Ryan Williams (tenor), Michael Ronan (bass)

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Tickets will be available soon

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Exhibition of first and early editions of Beethoven’s music

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - April 17 @ 5:00 pm

First and early editions of Beethoven’s instrumental and chamber music from the Rowe Music Library collection will be on display in King’s College Library. The exhibition will be open to members of the public every weekday (excluding bank holidays) from 2pm until 5pm.

King’s College Library, CB2 1ST.

For further details on how to find the Library in King’s please see https://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/library/opening-hours On arrival at the Porters’ Lodge please tell the Visitor Guides that you are coming to see the Beethoven exhibition in the Library. Please ring the doorbell for admittance when you arrive at the Library.

Free entry.

Missa Solemnis in D, opus 123

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Collegium Laureatum. Director: Ian Cobb

Josephine Goddard (soprano), Annabel Kennedy (alto), Michael Bell (tenor), Theodore Platt (bass)

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Tickets £16, available in February from members of the choir, Corn Exchange Box Office (01223 35 78 51), https://www.wegottickets.com or tickets@collegium.org.uk.

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April 2020

String quartets: F, opus 18 no 1; C opus 59 no 3 (“Razumovsky”); C sharp minor, opus 31

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Endellion String Quartet, Quartet in Residence at the University of Cambridge

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Tickets: £6 – £28 from Cambridge Live Tickets, Wheeler St, Cambridge CB2 3QB

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May 2020

Violin concerto in D, opus 61; Symphony number 7 in A, opus 92

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beethoven concert featuring  a new work by CUMS Composer in Residence 2018-2019 Michael Boyle

Cambridge University Orchestra. Director and soloist: Thomas Gould. Conductor: Joel Sandelson

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, CB3 9DP

Tickets £5 – £20 available from ADC Ticketing

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Salon Beethoven: symphonies 1 and 2 arranged for quartet

May 7

This concert is being planned – details to be confirmed

Symphony number 1 in C, opus 21, arranged (1825) for flute, violin, cello and piano by Johan Nepomuk Hummel

Symphony number 2 in D, opus 36, arranged (1806) for violin, cello and piano by Ferdinand Ries

Les Passions de l’Ame: Meret Lüthi (violin), Anne Parisot (flute), Alexandre Foster (cello), Els Biesemans (pianoforte)

Venue, timings and ticketing information to be announced

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Beethoven Plus part three. Violin sonatas no 6 in A opus 30/1; no 8 in G opus 30/3; no 7 in C minor opus 30/2

May 13 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Performance of all Beethoven’s violin sonatas by Krysia Osostowicz (violin) and Daniel Tong (piano) alongside companion pieces composed in 2015

Four recitals in March (8th and 9th) and May (13th and 14th), featuring all ten violin sonatas alongside ten miniature companion pieces composed in 2015 by Jonathan Dove, Peter Ash, Elspeth Brooke, Judith Bingham, Huw Watkins, Kurt Schwertsik, Philip Ashworth, Jeremy Thurlow, Matthew Taylor and David Matthews.

THE HEILIGENSTADT YEARS: Kurt Schwertsik – On the way to Heiligenstadt. Beethoven – Sonata no 6 in A, op 30/1. Jeremy Thurlow – Mehlschoberl. Beethoven – Sonata no 8 in G, op 30/3. Philip Ashworth – Air. Beethoven – Sonata no 7 in C minor, op 30/2.

King’s College Dining Hall, CB2 1ST. Tickets: £20, £15 and £5 (students) available soon from ADC. Concerts can be booked separately but there will be discounts if both are booked together.

Part of the Beethoven Plus project

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Beethoven Plus, part four. Violin sonatas no 3 in E flat opus 12/3; no 10 in G opus 96

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Performance of all Beethoven’s violin sonatas by Krysia Osostowicz (violin) and Daniel Tong (piano) alongside companion pieces composed in 2015

Four recitals in March (8th and 9th) and May (13th and 14th), featuring all ten violin sonatas alongside ten miniature companion pieces composed in 2015 by Jonathan Dove, Peter Ash, Elspeth Brooke, Judith Bingham, Huw Watkins, Kurt Schwertsik, Philip Ashworth, Jeremy Thurlow, Matthew Taylor and David Matthews.

EARLY AND LATE: Elspeth Brooke –  Swoop. Beethoven – Sonata no 3 in E Flat, op 12/3. David Matthews – Sonatina. Beethoven – Sonata no 10 in G, op 96.

Keynes Hall, King’s College, CB2 1ST. Tickets: £15, £10 and £5 (students) available soon from ADC. Concerts can be booked separately but there will be discounts if both are booked together.

Part of the Beethoven Plus project

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