Brodsky Quartet at Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington St., Cambridge

Brodsky Quartet at Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington St., Cambridge
Emmanuel United Reformed Church
Daniel Rowland violin
Ian Belton violin
Paul Cassidy viola
Jacqueline Thomas cello
with Richard Douglas Pennant poet and reader

Purcell Chaconne
Joaquin Turina La Oración del Torero
Beethoven String Quartet in F minor,Op. 95
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor,D.703
Puccini Crisantemi
Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor,Op. 80

The Brodsky Quartet are at the forefront of the international chamber music scene and their magical performances of traditional and pioneering work thrill all audiences. Here, an unusual programme of beautiful classics are interposed with short poems read by their author, Richard Douglas Pennant, who draws much of his inspiration from his native Wales - from its tales and legends of the Celtic deities, as well as from the Hellenic history of ancient Greece and the richness of its myths and civilization. A special and unmissable concert!

La Serenissima at Gt St Mary's Church, Cambridge

La Serenissima at Gt St Mary's Church, Cambridge
Great St Marys Church
Per Monsieur Pisendel

Adrian Chandler violin
Gareth Deats cello
Robert Howarth harpsichord

Vivaldi Sonata per Monsieur Pisendel in c minor RV6
Albinoni Sonata composta per il signor Pisendel in Bb So 32
Pisendel Sonata in D for violin & continuo
Albinoni Sonata in G for violin & continuo
Pisendel Sonata in E minor for violin & continuo
Vivaldi Sonata per Monsieur Pisendel n CRV2

A tribute to the great German Baroque virtuoso violinist Johann Georg Pisendel featuring six virtuoso baroque violin sonatas by Vivaldi, Albinoni and Pisendel.This small and perfectly formed early music ensemble creates a warm and passionate musical sound.

Natalie Clein, Simon Fisher Turner and Shiva Feshareki

Natalie Clein, Simon Fisher Turner and Shiva Feshareki
Peterhouse College Theatre

Natalie Clein cello
Simon Fisher Turner piano
Shiva Feshareki DJ and composer

Tavener Thrinos
Bach Sonata cello suite no 1
Kodaly Sonata Op 8
Thomas Larcher Cello Sonata
Shiva Feshareki Critical Distortions

‘Mindblowing' has been the description of Natalie Clein's performance of the Kodaly Cello Sonata, and the Young British Classical Performer in 2005 has stunned audences over the world with her musical excellence. Shiva Feshareki, the BBC Proms Young Composer of the Year 2004, in her compostion Critical Distortions examines the modern urban environment through the ears of a classical composer, pairing Natalie's 1777 Guadagnini cello with turntables, the instrument of choice of the Urbanite! The extraordinary music and the talent of these performers will certainly prove an unmissable highlight of the Festival.

Sonic Art Saxophone Quartet

Sonic Art Saxophone Quartet
Emmanuel United Reformed Church

Ruth Velten soprano saxophone
Alexander Doroshkevich alto saxophone
Martin Posegga tenor saxophone
Annegret Schmiedl baritone saxophone

Programme includes:
Alexander Glasunow Quartet Op. 109
Shostakovich Two pieces for String Quartet
György Ligeti 6 Bagatelles

Sure to be an electric performance, the young saxophone quartet from Gemany, Sonic Art focuses on original works for classical saxophone quartet from romantic to contemporary music. Its members have also performed as soloists and chamber musicians and have played with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and other prestigious orchestras, and have been prizewinners in many competitions.This is the here-and-now of contemporary music - young, stellar talents expressing themselves with strong, defining and unique voices. They appear here as a result of becoming prizewinners in the 2007 Abstract Securities Landor Competition.

Lunchtime organ recital with James McVinnie

Lunchtime organ recital with James McVinnie
St John's College Chapel

James McVinnie Assistant Organist, Westminster Abbey
Acting Sub Organist, St Paul's Cathedral

Programme includes Reubke's Sonata on the 94th Psalm

Collegium Regale

Collegium Regale
King's College Cambridge
Thomas Tallis Lamentations
Adrian Willaert Victimae paschali laudeos
Hans leo Hassler Ad dominum cum tribularer
Jacob Handl Ascendo ad patrem meum
Baldissera Donato Chi la gagliarda
Joachim du Bellay La nuicht froide et sombre
... and English madrigals by Weelkes and folksongs such as the Londonderry Air.

Following on last year's successful concert in the Festival, Collegium Regale return, this time on home ground. As part of King's College Choir, the choral scholars sing in the chapel's daily services as well as maintaining a busy concert, recording and touring schedule. As Collegium Regale the choral scholars perform independently of the choir, singing a repertoire that encompasses fifteenth century sacred music, jazz, and folksongs. A richly varied choral feast of European music that will sound wonderful in King's College Chapel!

Kosmos at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Kosmos at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Fitzwilliam Museum


Harriet Mackenzie violin
Meg Hamilton viola
Laura Anstee ‘cello

Inspired by traditional music from Gypsy, Jewish, Balkan and Tango traditions, Kosmos delivers a unique mix of entrancing dance rhythms, soulful improvisation and Gypsy passion with inimitable panache and virtuoso technique. Kosmos is an active young string trio performing its own compositions, arrangements and improvisations.

Melvyn Tan - piano, Timothy Orpen - clarinet and Doric String Quartet

Melvyn Tan - piano, Timothy Orpen - clarinet and Doric String Quartet
West Road Concert Hall Cambridge

Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Melvyn Tan piano
Timothy Orpen clarinet
Alex Redington violin
Jonathan Stone violin
Simon Tandree viola
John Myerscough cello

Brahms Clarinet Quintet
Messiaen La Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)

Melvyn Tan joins members of the Doric String Quartet and clarinettist Timothy Orpen in a performance of one of Messiaen's most iconic and well known works, Quartet for the End of Time. Written for clarinet, violin, cello and piano whilst Messiaen was interned in a German prison camp it was performed by and for fellow prisoners in Goerlitz in 1941. The work is partnered by Brahms' Clarinet Quintet - widely regarded as his supreme musical achievement in the field of chamber music and a work which always had the power to touch the hearts and minds of players and audiences alike. A memorable evening.

Melvyn Tan - piano

Melvyn Tan - piano
West Road Concert Hall Cambridge

Olivier Messiaen Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus

Tonight's single-work concert, a celebration of the centenary of Messiaen's birth, is an intense and overwhelming major piece of the piano repertoire. If you've never heard this work you are in for an unforgettable experience. Long, insistent, enthralling, gripping are words associated with performances, and the formidable international player Melvyn Tan's interpretation is a rare mastery
of the whole concept.

...a staggering performance of the vast piano cycle Vingt regards sur l'Enfant- Jésus...Tan unfolded its vast architecture with complete coherence from the opening to the final pages...Few standing ovations have ever been so richly deserved.
The Guardian


"Creating with Voice"

"Creating with Voice"
The Fulbourn Centre
A one day workshop of fun, freedom and information!

Jacqui Dankworth
one of the UK's leading Jazz singers,
and International Vocal Coach, Felicity Cook
will encourage, enliven your voice through vocal games, technical & bodywork, creativity in sound and singing

Come and enhance your life and

About Jacqui: "The most flexible and expressive voice of her generation..." - The Observer, Jazz CD Of The Week.
Jacqui is a multi talented woman and artist of the highest calibre. She has hosted radio shows such as Jazz Sirens with her Mother Cleo Laine, has appeared on the West End stage, performed at Ronnie Scotts and acted in a series of highly acclaimed roles on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and John Dexter's Company. She is preparing for another CD later this year. For her schedule and more information go to:

About Felicity: "Felicity has a unique approach which taps into the spiritual centre of singers. She works kinesthetically on the production of sound, and has a vast store of imagery which she uses to draw pictures through singing. She has special gifts in dealing with students as individuals and helping them find not only their voice but also their expressive personalities." Mike Brewer OBE.
Felicity (Flick) has worked with many people now in the professional world of voice, Ben Thapa of G4, Vocal coach for Universal's dazzling girl group, All Angels and is Vocal Consultant for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. She teaches singing at Trinity College Cambridge and is the Head of Voice at The East West Sanctuary, Budapest. See:


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