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March 2020

String septet in E flat, opus 20

10th March 2020 @ 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

12th March 2020 @ 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

14th March 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We have heard that this concert has been cancelled. Many people who were due to come to King’s to take part in the preceding chapel service and to sing in the chorus have decided not to travel so the organisers have reluctantly decided to cancel. If you need a refund please contact King’s, not this website. 

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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Photo copyright Martin Bond Photography

Leonora Overture number 3, opus 72b; Choral Fantasia, opus 80; Elegaische Gesang, opus 118; Mozart Piano Concerto K488; Mozart Coronation Mass K317

14th March 2020 @ 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

Visit the Cambridge Phil website for tickets

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Exhibition of first and early editions of Beethoven’s music

16th March 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 17th April 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Many apologies, but the Library is not admitting visitors while the Corona virus pandemic is in full flood, but this exhibition will soon be online HERE.

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.

King’s College Library, CB2 1ST.

 

Missa Solemnis in D, opus 123

28th March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sadly ….. the organisers have decided to cancel this concert, with the possibility of staging it later in the year. Please contact the organisers directly if you need a refund or want further information.

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

22nd April 2020 @ 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

2nd May 2020 @ 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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Piano sonata in C opus 111 in “Endgame: The Final Sonatas”

5th May 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:50 pm

James Lisney plays the final sonatas of Beethoven (opus 111), Haydn (E flat Hob XVI/52) and Schubert (B flat D 960) and Chopin Mazurkas, opus 63 in a concert in aid of the Amber Trust

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

Tickets: £20, £10 and £5 (students) from ADC Ticketing

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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

13th May 2020 @ 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 now from ADC Ticketing. 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 four. Violin sonatas no 3 in E flat opus 12/3; no 10 in G opus 96

14th May 2020 @ 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 now from ADC Ticketing. 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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Exhibition: Beethoven manuscripts, letters and ephemera

18th May 2020 @ 8:00 am - 30th June 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Beethoven holdings at the Fitzwilliam Museum include sketch leaves for the ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonatas, original letters, and items such as a copy of the composer’s death mask and his pocket watch. This display will include the ‘Hammerklavier’ sketch together with part of a list of corrections to the sonata in Beethoven’s hand, as well as the watch and death mask.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Gallery 3. Free entry. Exhibition runs from 19th May to 16th August. Tuesday to Saturday: 1000 to 1700. Sunday: 1200 to 1700. Monday: closed.

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Beethoven's watch, George Prior, circa 1800 Photo © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

String quartets: D, opus 18 no 3; F major, opus 14 no 1; B flat, opus 130 (alternative finale); E flat, opus 127

20th May 2020 @ 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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July 2020

Comic opera for children

1st July 2020 @ 8:00 am - 31st July 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This concert is being planned (and written!), details to be announced

A comic opera for children by Simon Brown

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

 

Concert: student compositions inspired by the music of Beethoven

15th July 2020 - 22nd July 2020

This concert will be at some point during May, date to be announced

A concert of newly composed pieces inspired by the music of Beethoven. Students studying composition have entered a competition to write music inspired by Beethoven and the winning pieces will be played at this concert by the up-coming Trio in residence at the Faculty of Music

Programme, timing and ticketing information to be announced

October 2020

Inside the Classics: lecture-recitals by Susan Tomes. Piano sonata opus 110

18th October 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

These concerts are being finalised, details to be announced

Lecture-recital in which Susan Tomes (pianist and writer) talks about the piece of music, explaining the background and some of the issues for a performer, followed by a performance of the whole piece

Venue, times and ticketing information to be announced

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November 2020

The final sonatas: part 1

7th November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

DUE TO LOCKDOWN PART 2, THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 12, SAME TIME, SAME PLACE. FOLLOW THE LINKS TO BOOK TICKETS

The first concert in West Road since the coronavirus lockdown!

The Lisney Trio: James Lisney (piano), Emma Lisney (violin) and Joy Lisney (cello) play:

Sonata in G, opus 96 for piano and violin
Trio in B flat, opus 97, for piano trio (Archduke)

See also Concert 2 at 8pm: Sonata in C, opus 102/1 for piano and violoncello, Sonata in D, opus 102/2 for piano and violoncello, Sonata in c, opus 111, for piano

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP. Visit the West Road website for information about COVID-secure arrangements.

Tickets: £15 (£25 for both concerts)

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The final sonatas: part 2

7th November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

DUE TO LOCKDOWN PART 2, THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 12, SAME TIME, SAME PLACE. FOLLOW THE LINKS TO BOOK TICKETS

The second concert in West Road since the coronavirus lockdown!

The Lisney Trio: James Lisney (piano), Emma Lisney (violin) and Joy Lisney (cello) play:

Sonata in C, opus 102/1 for piano and violoncello

Sonata in D, opus 102/2 for piano and violoncello

Sonata in c, opus 111, for piano

See also Concert 1 at 4pm: Sonata in G, opus 96 for piano and violin, Trio in B flat, opus 97, for piano trio (Archduke)

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP. Visit the West Road website for information about COVID-secure arrangements.

Tickets: £15 (£25 for both concerts)

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December 2020

Exhibition of first and early editions of Beethoven’s late works, including Missa Solemnis

7th December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 18th December 2020 @ 5:00 pm

First and early editions of Beethoven’s late works – including the Missa Solemnis – 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

The final sonatas: part 2

12th December 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

The second concert in West Road since the coronavirus lockdown!

The Lisney Trio: James Lisney (piano), Emma Lisney (violin) and Joy Lisney (cello) play:

Sonata in C, opus 102/1 for piano and violoncello

Sonata in D, opus 102/2 for piano and violoncello

Sonata in c, opus 111, for piano

See also Concert 1 at 4pm: Sonata in G, opus 96 for piano and violin, Trio in B flat, opus 97, for piano trio (Archduke)

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP. Visit the West Road website for information about COVID-secure arrangements.

Tickets: £15 (£25 for both concerts)

CONCERT DETAILS

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