Summer Music underway

Cambridge Summer Music Festival

The Cambridge Summer Music Festival is under way, with a full and varied programme of events for the next three weeks, ending on Friday 8 August.

The festival opened very successfully at the Corn Exchange with a very well-attended and well-received performance by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (see Moving Tone review).

The classical-music-orientated festival is bucking a trend by reporting a significant increase in ticket sales for this year’s events. Festival Director Juliet Abrahamson is delighted that, so far, the Cambridge Summer Music Festival is showing an increase of 10% in the number of tickets sold compared with the same time last year, with a 15% increase in box office income. Juliet comments: ‘Quality music in beautiful surroundings at a reasonable price is an unbeatable combination – even in difficult times, when people often seek out inspiring events and enriching experiences that live longer in the memory than a meal out.’

The festival promotes world-class musicians from the UK and all over the world, as well as providing a platform for talented young artists at the start of their musical careers. It presents music from a wide range of periods and a variety of styles, all performed in the attractive surroundings of Cambridge's beautiful churches, chapels and art galleries.

There is a special programme for young people, Music 4 Kids, which offers an exciting mix of musical stories, concerts and workshops. For adults there is a series of talks and lectures that illuminate and complement the concert programmes.

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