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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 now from ADC Ticketing. Concerts can be booked separately but there will be discounts if both or all four concerts are booked together

Part of the Beethoven Plus project

Click HERE for a fascinating interview with Krysia about the Beethoven Plus project in Cambridge Edition magazine

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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 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

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

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

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

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Exhibition of first and early editions of Beethoven’s music

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - April 17 @ 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

March 28 @ 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

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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Piano sonata in C opus 111 in “Endgame: The Final Sonatas”

May 5 @ 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

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 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

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 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

May 18 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 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

May 20 @ 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

July 1 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 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

July 15 - July 22

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

October 18 @ 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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