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WHAT’S ON

at the Faculty of Music Easter Term 2014 Volume 1, No. 3


CONTENTS Endellion String Quartet 3 Britten Sinfonia 4 Academy of Ancient Music 6 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chamber Music 7 Cambridge University Musical Society 8 Cambridge University Lunchtime Concerts 9 Cambridge International Piano Series 10 Chapel Lates 11

Kettle’s Yard New Music Series 12 Composers’ Workshops at the Faculty of Music 13 New Music 13 Faculty of Music Colloquia 14 College Highlights 16 Music Outreach at the Faculty of Music 19 Events Listing 20

Faculty of Music University of Cambridge 11 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DP

This brochure is published by the Faculty of Music and its main purpose is to promote Faculty events. If you think your event should be included in next term’s brochure, please email facultyevents@music.cam.ac.uk with details of your event. All event information for next term’s brochure must be submitted to the editor, Sarah Williams, by 31 August 2014.

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THE ENDELLION STRING QUARTET

Wednesday 23 April 2014 7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Wednesday 14 May 2014 7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Haydn String Quartet in B flat Op. 55 No. 3
 Bartók String Quartet No. 6 Sz. 114
 TBC Quintet with Cambridge University Student

Mozart String Quintet in B flat K. 174
 Beethoven String Quartet in F Op. 135
 Mozart String Quintet in E flat K. 614 With David Adams (Guest Viola)

The last of Haydn’s three Op. 55 quartets opens this concert, which continues with the last of Bartók’s quartets. In this late period of exile in the USA, Bartók reverts to a more immediately accessible and expressive style which is startlingly communicative and strong. The unknown quantity is the ever-popular performance of a quintet in collaboration with one of the many extremely talented Cambridge University students — often not even from the Music Faculty! This has always been a particularly exciting and revealing event.

The first and the last of Mozart’s great cycle of viola quintets sandwich Beethoven’s last great quartet. This has one of the most beloved slow movements of his whole output. The rest of the work has often been said to branch out into what might have become a new departure in Beethoven’s music had he not died soon afterwards. It has an almost Haydnesque spirit of wit and good nature although paradoxically taken to the extremes which characterise Beethoven’s last works.

TICKETS: £24, £22 (OAP), £16 (Restricted view) £12 (Child, Student, Reg. disabled) available from: Cambridge Corn Exchange and City Centre Box Office, 2 Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QB. Box office tel: 01223 357851; email: boxoffice@cambridge.gov.uk; online: cornex.co.uk/boxoffice. NB: A £1 booking fee will be added to all ticket prices.

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The Endellion String Quartet is represented by Hazard Chase hazardchase.co.uk


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BRITTEN SINFONIA Wednesday 16 April 2014 7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall

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Julia Doyle, soprano Iestyn Davies, countertenor (1) Nicholas Mulroy, Evangelist Jeremy Budd, tenor Matthew Brook, bass Eamonn Dougan, Pilate/Britten Sinfonia Voices Director Jacqueline Shave, violin/director Britten Sinfonia Voices Composed for Good Friday vespers in 1724 Bach’s masterpiece perfectly balances the theatrical with the devotional. In this performance, which will showcase the technical precision and musical beauty of this sacred oratorio, Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices. TICKETS: available from the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Box office tel: 01223 357851; email: boxoffice@cambridge.gov.uk; online: cornex.co.uk/ boxoffice Tuesday 6 May 2014 1.00pm, West Road Concert Hall

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 4 2013-14 Allison Bell, soprano (2)
 Jacqueline Shave & Miranda Dale, violins
 Brett Dean, viola
 Caroline Dearnley, cello Tintner Ellipse
 Brett Dean New Work (world premiere tour)
 Schoenberg Quartet No. 2 Composer Brett Dean started his musical career as a viola player and was a member of the Berlin Philharmonic from 1985–99. In this At Lunch concert

we hear the premiere of his new work commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall with Brett himself performing. Completing the programme is Schoenberg’s revolutionary and expressive 2nd String Quartet and George Tintner’s rarely heard Ellipse. TICKETS: available from the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Box office tel: 01223 357851; email: boxoffice@cambridge.gov.uk; online: cornex.co.uk/ boxoffice


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A fascinating programme of music which traces three major English composers’ responses to landscape and national identity. Vaughan Williams’ unique pastoral elegy Flos Campi (Flower of the Field) explores a landscape of physical and spiritual longing, whilst Holst’s Fields of Sorrow is a cold and bleak emotional journey. Using the same Ausonius text as Holst, Harrison Birtwistle demonstrates a highly individual continuation of the English pastoral tradition that has its roots in the rediscovery of landscape as a creative force.
 TICKETS: available from the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Box office tel: 01223 357851; email: boxoffice@cambridge.gov.uk; online: cornex.co.uk/ boxoffice Tuesday 1 July, 2014 1.00pm, West Road Concert Hall

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 5 2013-14 Britten Sinfonia Academy (4) Members of the Britten Sinfonia Programme to include: Philip Cashian New Work (world premiere tour)

Friday 23 May 2014 7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Birtwistle at 80: Fields of Sorrow Baldur Bronnimann, conductor
 Maxim Rysanov, viola (3)
 Eamonn Dougan, Britten Sinfonia Voices Director
 Britten Sinfonia Voices Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
 Holst If you love songs, Lovely Venus, David’s Lament for Jonathan, The Fields of Sorrow
 Harrison Birtwistle The Fields of Sorrow
 Harrison Birtwistle Melencolia I
 Vaughan Williams Flos Campi

Founded in 2012 Britten Sinfonia Academy is an auditioned youth ensemble for the most talented classical musicians of secondary school age from the East of England. In this concert they perform a new work by Philip Cashian, specially commissioned for the Academy. TICKETS: available from the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Box office tel: 01223 357851; email: boxoffice@cambridge.gov.uk; online: cornex.co.uk/ boxoffice.


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ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC Saturday 19 April 2014 7.00pm, King’s College Chapel

Saturday 24 May 2014 7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Handel Israel in Egypt (1756)

Celebrating Bach

Stephen Cleobury, conductor Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Richard Egarr directs concertos and suites 6.30pm Free AAM Explore pre-concert talk with Richard Egarr

In 1739 Handel presented his new oratorio Israel in Egypt at London’s Haymarket Theatre. Initially a box office disaster, it reached the popularity of Messiah after he revised the work shortly before his death. Using Old Testament texts narrating the flight of the Israelites, Handel’s vivid musical palette is put to stunning use depicting events including the parting of the Red Sea and the joyful ending to the journey.

Richard Egarr, director & harpsichord J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major J.S. Bach Concerto in E major for harpsichord J.S. Bach Concerto in A major for harpsichord J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major

TICKETS: £25–£60 (£5 unsighted seats on door) available from The Shop at King’s, 13 King’s Parade. Tel: 01223 769340.

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Over the past 10 years the AAM and Richard Egarr have become renowned for their performances of Bach’s music, and in this programme they showcase four of the composer’s most joyful works.
The two harpsichord concertos were composed for performance in one of Leipzig’s coffee houses, and may well have featured Bach’s own sons as soloists. In this environment Bach could experiment ambitiously, pioneering a new relationship between the solo instrument and ensemble. Richard Egarr – whose performances of these concertos have been praised as “exhilarating” by The Evening Standard – is the soloist. The Orchestral Suites are graceful, grand and impulsive. The ‘Air on the G string’ from the third Suite is perhaps the most well known of Bach’s works, and his ability to write a ravishing melody is unquestionable. But the whole range of orchestral colour is celebrated: rhythm and energy pulse throughout, providing a demonstration of Bach’s eternal appeal. TICKETS: available from the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Box office tel: 01223 357851; email: boxoffice@cambridge.gov.uk; online: cornex.co.uk/ boxoffice.


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HUMANITAS VISITING PROFESSOR IN CHAMBER MUSIC © Bernd Eberle

Angela Hewitt Thursday 24 April 2014 5.00pm, West Road Concert Hall

Interpreting Bach on the Piano Illustrated lecture on how to interpret Bach on the piano. TICKETS: Free and open to all. For more information see crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25460 Friday 25 April 2014 2.00pm, West Road Concert Hall

Masterclass with Angela Hewitt Angela Hewitt rehearses and discusses interpretations with Cambridge student performers Franck Violin Sonata (arr. for cello): Joel Sandelson (cello) and Naomi Woo (piano) Liszt Dante Sonata: Cameron Richardson-Eames (piano) Beethoven Piano Trio The Ghost: Katherine Lee (violin), Ghislaine McMullin (cello) and Johnson Leung (piano) TICKETS: Free and open to all. For more information see crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25461 Monday 28 April 2014 5.00pm, West Road Concert Hall

Symposium on The Art of Fugue Angela Hewitt in conversation with Professor John Butt (University of Glasgow). TICKETS: Free and open to all. For more information see crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25462

Tuesday 29 April 2014 8.00pm, West Road Concert Hall

The Art of Fugue Final concert of the Humanitas Series in Chamber Music 2014. Angela Hewitt will perform the complete Art of Fugue by J.S. Bach. TICKETS: £20 (£5 for students) available from cornex.co.uk


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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY Friday 2 May 2014 8.00pm, St John’s College Chapel

Saturday 3 May 2014 8.00pm, Girton College Great Hall

Echoes of Venice

Echoes of Venice

Tallis Spem in alium (40-part motet)
 Striggio Ecce beatam lucem (40-part motet)
 Schütz Musikalische Exequien (Parts 2 and 3)
 and works by Gabrieli, Zieliński, Pedersøn and Schein

Tallis Spem in alium (40-part motet)
 Striggio Ecce beatam lucem (40-part motet)
 Schütz Musikalische Exequien (Parts 2 and 3)
 and works by Gabrieli, Zieliński, Pedersøn and
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Cambridge University Collegium Musicum (1) (directed by Margaret Faultless) Historic Brass of the Combined Conservatoires (directed by Jeremy West)
 Cambridge University Chamber Choir Martin Ennis, director

Cambridge University Collegium Musicum (1) (directed by Margaret Faultless) Historic Brass of the Combined Conservatoires (directed by Jeremy West)
 Cambridge University Chamber Choir Martin Ennis, director

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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

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Saturday 10 May 2014 8.00pm, West Road Concert Hall

Tuesday 22 April 2014 1.10pm, West Road Concert Hall

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra

A contrasting programme by Patrick Milne, piano, and Rosie Bowker, flute.

Haydn Symphony No. 88 Martinů Oboe Concerto Bartók Romanian Folk Dances Beethoven Symphony No. 8 Jamie Phillips, conductor (2) Melanie Ragge, oboe (5)

TICKETS: Admission free; retiring collection Tuesday 29 April 2014 1.10pm, West Road Concert Hall David Mears, clarinet, and a presentation of works by James Welland, CUMS Joint Composer-inResidence.

TICKETS: £20, £14, £10. Concessions: £2 reduction of above prices. £5 Students, available online from: adcticketing.com

TICKETS: Admission free; retiring collection

Thursday 15 May 2014 8.00pm, West Road Concert Hall

Saturday 14 June 2014 8.00pm, King’s College Chapel

CUMS Concert Orchestra and Cambridge University Wind Orchestra

May Week Concert

Gershwin Strike Up the Band Bedford Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves Adam Gorb Midnight in Buenos Aires Marquez Danzon No. 2 Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Alastair Chilvers & Benedict Collins-Rice, conductors TICKETS: £10 (£8 concessions), £3 students, available online from adcticketing.com

CUMS Chorus CUMS Symphony Orchestra Stephen Cleobury (3) & Ben Glassberg, conductors Rachel Nicholls, soprano (4) Victoria Simmonds, mezzo-soprano Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, tenor Darren Jeffery, bass Matthew Jorysz, organ Elgar Enigma Variations Janáček Glagolitic Mass TICKETS: £32, £26, £20, £10. Students: £4 reduction of above prices and £5 on the door, subject to availability, available online from adcticketing.com


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CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES Wednesday 21 May 2014 7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall

Martin Roscoe

Garrick Ohlssohn

Mozart Fantasy in D Minor K. 397
 Schumann Kreisleriana
 Beethoven Sonata No.14 in C sharp Minor Op. 27, No. 2 ‘Moonlight’
 Brahms Fantasies Op. 116
 Chopin Fantasie Op. 49

Chopin Nocturne in F Major Op. 15, No. 1
 Chopin Scherzo Op. 54
 Chopin Barcarolle Op. 60
 Scriabin Sonata No. 1 Op. 6
 Scriabin Sonata No. 4 Op. 30
 Chopin Sonata in B Minor Op. 58

The CIPS Artistic Director has assembled a carefully constructed concatenation of Fantasies by five of the greatest of all piano composers – not to be missed!

The great American virtuoso Garrick Ohlsson sprang to prominence when he won the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1970 and we are honoured and delighted that will play a Chopinbased programme for us. The meat in the sandwich is two early sonatas of Scriabin which pay homage to the great Polish composer.

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Wednesday 30 April 2014 7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall

TICKETS: £21, £19 (OAP), £15 (Restricted View) £12 (Child, Student, Registered Disabled) available from Cambridge Corn Exchange and City Centre Box Office Tel: 01223 357851; Email: boxoffice@ cambridge.gov.uk; Online: cornex.co.uk

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CHAPEL LATES

Chapel Lates is an exciting new series of concerts featuring contemporary music in the magical setting of King’s College Chapel. Starting at 10.00pm and lasting about an hour, each concert is inspired by the uniquely magical atmosphere that comes upon the Chapel in the late evening. Thursday 24th April 2014 10.00pm, King’s College Chapel

Tuesday 17th June 2014 10.00pm, King’s College Chapel

Josquin Desprez Missa l’Homme Armé Sexti Toni Karlheinz Stockhausen Gesang der Jünglinge (1956) Jonathan Harvey (1) Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (1980)

Trad Ladrang Gonjang Pati laras slendro pathet manyurå Trad Ladrang Siyem laras slendro pathet nem Robert Campion Cathedral Grove (2002, rev. 2013) for bass flute and gamelan (Isabelle Carré, bass flute) Trad Gendhing Bondhet laras slendro, pathet sangå Trad Ladrang Asmårådånå – Ayak-ayakan Kaloran laras slendro pathet manyurå

The Kings’ Men Jonathan Green, sound diffusion The series launch concert celebrates musical visionaries spanning some five centuries. Stockhausen’s electroacoustic masterpiece Gesang der Jünglinge was composed in 1956 and ushered in an unprecedented new world of electronic sound which is counterpointed with the age-old voice of a choirboy singing “Praise the Lord”. Jonathan Harvey’s Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco continues this ecclesiastical theme with a work celebrating the medieval Great Bell of Winchester Cathedral, whose inscription provides the theme: “I Lament the Dead, I Call the Living to Prayer, I Count the Fleeing Hours”. Interspersed with these electroacoustic works is the Missa Super l’Homme Armé by Josquin Desprez. Josquin’s long life (c.1440–1521) spanned to within a year or two the foundation and the completion of King’s College Chapel. This mass is a remarkable work, whose closing Agnus Dei is a technical tourde-force – a canon whose beautiful and otherworldly sound looks forward to twentieth-century minimalism. Its performance here by The King’s Men promises to be an unforgettable experience. TICKETS: £10/£5 concessions, available on the door.

Cambridge Gamelan Society with members of the Southbank Gamelan Players. Hear the wonderfully rich and resonant tones of the Javanese gamelan – an orchestra of almost a hundred bronze gongs and metallophones from Indonesia which, in the wonderful acoustic of King’s College Chapel, is sure to sound mesmerising. This is a diverse programme that celebrates a rich, living tradition: classical music from the royal courts of Java is heard alongside 20th-Century Javanese compositions and the world première of Cathedral Grove for bass flute and gamelan, composed by Cambridge-based composer and master gamelan musician, Robert Campion. For this very special concert the Cambridge Gamelan Group will be joined by members of Southbank Gamelan Players, Ensemble-in-Residence at London’s Southbank Centre. TICKETS: £10/£5 concessions, available on the door.


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KETTLE’S YARD NEW MUSIC SERIES This 2014 New Music Series has been devised by Richard Causton, Kettle’s Yard’s New Music Associate and Cambridge University Lecturer in Composition. The series presents innovative contemporary music within the beautiful setting of the house at Kettle’s Yard. All new music concerts begin at 12.15pm, with coffee served in the gallery from 11.45am.

Sunday 27 April 2014 12.15pm, Kettle’s Yard

and commissions to festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas.

Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin Roderick Chadwick, piano

Sunday 11 May 2014 12.15pm, Kettle’s Yard

Richard Causton Seven States of Rain Franco Donatoni Ciglio III Priaulx Rainier Elegy Jeremy Thurlow Primavera Kate Honey Kettle’s Yard Commission (made possible by support from the PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music Fund) Jeremy Dale Roberts Capriccio Niccolò Castiglioni Undici danze per la bella Verena

Trevor Wishart

“The performance is so compelling that interest never wavers” (Gramophone Magazine on Peter Sheppard Skaerved). A substantial new work from Kate Honey (a recent Cambridge music graduate), music by two other Cambridge-based composers, Jeremy Thurlow and Richard Causton, whose ‘Seven States of Rain’, won a British Composer Award. Also a rare opportunity to hear the beautiful ‘Capriccio’ by Jeremy Dale Roberts. PRS for Music Foundation is the UK’s leading funder of new music across all genres. Since 2000 PRS for Music Foundation has given more than £16 million to over 4,500 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes that support music sector development. Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS for Music Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity – from composer residencies

Trevor Wishart presents a selection of his electroacoustic works including the world première of his newly commissioned work in memory of Richard Orton. Trevor Wishart is the holder of numerous prizes and awards, including the main prizes at the: Euphonie d’Or (Bourges Festival, Bourges, 1992), Golden Nica Award (Ars Electronica, Linz, 1995) and the GigaHertz-Award for electronic music 2008. Wishart is a true pioneer – an artist who has consistently ploughed his own furrow and who has never shied away from tackling complex contemporary issues in his work. Sunday 25 May 2014 12.15pm, Kettle’s Yard

Kreutzer String Quartet With Bridget MacRae, cello Priaulx Rainier String Quartet Jeremy Dale Roberts String Quintet Leos Janácek Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters “What does link the works, however, is


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craftsmanship and integrity, as well as the obvious care with which the Kreutzer quartet performs them” (The Guardian, 2009) Jeremy Dale Roberts’ inventive and vibrant ‘String Quintet’ was recently premiered by the Kreutzers and draws for its inspiration on the art of Edvard Munch along with Virginia Woolf, Marina Tsvetayeva and Janácek – hence its pairing in this programme with Janácek’s ‘Intimate Letters’. Priaulx Rainier, Dale Robert’s teacher, lived in St. Ives and was a close friend of Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. Sunday 15 June 2014 12.15pm, Kettle’s Yard

Errollyn Wallen: Songs with piano Errollyn Wallen presents a selection of songs from the Errollyn Wallen Songbook “The most gifted in the crowd” (The Independent) The final concert in the series features a selection of music by composer and singer-songwriter Errollyn Wallen MBE, who was recently the recipient of an Ivor Novello Award for Classical Music. TICKETS: £8 (£5 students). Tel: 01223 748100; web: kettlesyard.co.uk/music/newmusic

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COMPOSERS’ WORKSHOPS AT THE FACULTY OF MUSIC

NEW MUSIC Friday 2 May 2014 7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall

The Faculty’s series of Composers’ Workshops is open to students of all years of the undergraduate course as well as masters and doctoral students, indeed to anyone with an interest in the creation of new music. Because space is limited please email John Hopkins (jeh@cam.ac.uk) if you are not a Faculty member and wish to attend.

A showcase of works by students at the University of Cambridge. Susie Self Sizzle

 Joe Belle Etude for 6 Instruments Christopher Tuohey Vision, Enigma

 Christopher Mortlock Brightening Band

Tuesday 22 April 2.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music Student compositions with the New Music Ensemble

Susie Self's work is drawn from the first scene of her opera 'The Butt', composed to a libretto by Will Self, whilst Joseph Belle's semi-aleatoric Etude for 6 instruments explores the minutiae of instrumental timbre and contains elements of improvisation. The fluid textures of Christopher Tuohey's new work recall the coruscating soundworlds of György Ligeti, whilst Christopher Mortlock's Brightening Band is inspired by patterns of galactic star formation.

Tuesday 29 April 2.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

David Onaç As a composer, David has worked with the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Singers, Belgian violinist Marc Danel, international bass trombonist Jonathan Warburton and pianist Peter Donohoe, and had works performed in Stockholm, Brussels, Virginia (USA) and the UK. He often performs his own pieces, such as Ayla (a 20-minute work for violin and piano dedicated to his goddaughter), and Newton’s Cradle (a virtuosic piano concerto premiered in the 2012 New Music Northwest Festival at the RNCM). Since childhood, he has also had a keen interest in jazz and gospel, and co-directs Manchester Harmony Gospel Choir (finalists in University Gospel Choir of the Year 2012).

TICKETS: available on the door, £10/£5 concessions

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FACULTY OF MUSIC COLLOQUIA

The weekly Colloquia present thought-provoking and engaging research papers covering an eclectic mix of topics and musical styles. They provide stimulating opportunities to hear and discuss the latest research by distinguished scholars and musicians from the UK and abroad. Colloquia are held on Wednesday evenings in the Recital Room of the Faculty of Music, West Road. Please arrive at 4.50pm for a 5.00pm start. Papers are followed by discussion and a drinks reception with the speaker. Admission is free and open to the general public. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to be included in our email list and receive abstracts and speaker biographies, please speak to one of the student coordinators, Ian Dickson, Sheila Guymer, or Jiaxi Liu. 30 April 2014 5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

speaking on ‘Music, Morale and the Military Body in London’s West End Nightclubs, 1915-19’.

Professor Helen Odell-Miller

21 May 2014 5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

Director of the Music for Health Research Centre and a Professor of Music Therapy, Helen Odell-Miller (1) will discuss her research on emotional regulation and finding meaning through live music-making for people with personality disorders.

Professor Elaine Sisman

(Anglia Ruskin University, UK)

(Columbia University, USA)

7 May 2014 5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

The Anne Parsons Bender Professor of Music at Columbia University in New York, Elaine Sisman is internationally respected for her research on Haydn and Mozart. She will speak on ’Don Giovanni’s Indifference and Other Failures of Rhetoric’.

Dr James Westbrook

28 May 2014 5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

James Westbrook is a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, with a particular interest in the history of guitar construction. Currently, he is researching the life and work of David Rubio.

Dr Ndubuisi Emmanuel Nnamani

(Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK)

14 May 2014 5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

Professor Rachel Cowgill (Cardiff University, UK)

Rachel Cowgill (2) researches early twentieth-century British music, especially representations of First World War soldiers in British culture. She will be

(Darwin College, University of Cambridge, UK) Ndubuisi Nnamani (3) is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Music, and researches contemporary art and popular music in colonial and postcolonial Africa, particularly of Lagos, Nigeria.


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Wednesday 23 April 2014 7.30pm, Queens’ College Chapel

Sunday 27 April 2014 2.30pm, Girton College

Conducting Programme at Queens’: Choral Finale

Celebrity Piano Recital

A chance to see this year’s group of talented young conductors in a varied programme of choral music with the MagSoc Singers. The concert represents the culmination of the year-long conducting programme tutored this year by Paul Brough, Natalia Luis-Bassa, Tim Brown and Greg Beardsell. TICKETS: free admission with retiring collection Saturday, 26 April 2014 7.30pm, Homerton Great Hall

Renée Reznek, piano recital Erik Satie Préludes flasques pour un chien Claude Debussy Images Sadie Harrison Par-feshani-ye ‘Eshq (2013) (first performance) Neo Muyanga Hade, Tata (2013) (first performance) Graham Lynch Selections from White (Book 1) Hendrik Hofmeyr ‘Preludio’ and ‘Umsindo’ from Partita Africana On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the first free elections in her homeland, the South African born pianist Renée Reznek (1) will give the first performance of Hade, Tata (Sorry, Father), written for her by composer Neo Muyanga in tribute to Nelson Mandela. TICKETS: £5 (full), £2 (students), free for members of Homerton College Music Society. Tickets can be reserved by e-mail: internalconferences@homerton. cam.ac.uk.

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Mateusz Borowiak (piano) (2) plays sonatas by Soler and Barber (Op.26), alongside extracts from Albéniz’s Iberia and Bach-Busoni’s D minor Chaconne. The recipient of many awards, Mateusz was a laureate of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition (Brussels) and Gold Medallist at the 2011 Maria Canals Competition (Barcelona). He has appeared at some of Europe’s most prestigious venues and has broadcast regularly in Poland, Hungary, Belgium and Spain. TICKETS: Admission free (retiring collection) Wednesday 30 April 2014 8pm, The Old Library, Pembroke College

Pembroke Lieder Scheme Showcase Recital The finest singer/pianist duos studying at Cambridge showcase songs they have explored over the past year in masterclasses with Joseph Middleton, Joan Rodgers and Amanda Roocroft. TICKETS: available on the door, £5 (£2 Students) for the recital. Email: blissseries@gmail.com; web: pem.cam.ac.uk/the-college/pembroke-past-andpresent/music/sir-arthur-bliss-song-series


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Sunday 4 May 2014 8.30pm, King’s College Hall

Saturday 10 May 2014 8.00pm, Jesus College Chapel

Brahms’ Indian Summer

Anna-Riikka Santapukki, harpsichord (5) Kari Olamaa, violin (6) Johanna Kilpijärvi, viola da gamba (7)

Dante Quartet and friends Haydn Quartet in B minor, Op. 33 No. 1 Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 Brahms String Quintet in G, Op. 111 Two of the great quintets that Brahms wrote in his later years, one overflowing with vitality, the other haunting and melancholy. TICKETS: £16, under 25s free from The Shop at King’s, Tel: 01223 769340 Tuesday 6 May 2014 8.00pm, The Old Library, Pembroke College

Sir Arthur Bliss International Song Series Iestyn Davies, counter-tenor (3) Joseph Middleton, piano (4) Cambridge graduate Iestyn Davies is widely considered one of the world’s finest counter-tenors and appears regularly at major opera houses and recital centres across the globe. Tonight he is joined by acclaimed pianist Joseph Middleton (‘The cream of the new generation’ – The Times) for a recital entitled ‘History Repeating’. TICKETS: available from the Porters’ Lodge or on the door. £15 (£10 College Members, £5 Students); email: blissseries@gmail.com; web: pem.cam.ac.uk/the-college/pembroke-past-andpresent/music/sir-arthur-bliss-song-series

Rameau Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts Piccola Accademia Montisi and Jesus College present the third in a series of three recitals by international musicians on the 2012 Bruce Kennedy harpsichord in Jesus College Chapel, bringing together three baroque specialists from Finland in music from eighteenth-century France. TICKETS: £5 (students £2) available on the door or in advance from tel: 01223 339699; email: choir@ jesus.cam.ac.uk Saturday 17 May 2014 6.30pm, St John’s College Chapel

Bach Cantata Evensong The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge with the St John’s Sinfonia J.S. Bach Cantata No. 10 ‘Meine Seele erhebt den Herren’ J.S. Bach Cantata No. 12 ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’ TICKETS: Admission Free


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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS Thursday 24 May 2014 6.30pm, St John’s College Chapel

The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge Nico Muhly Dominus Regnavit (première) TICKETS: Admission Free Sunday 8 June 2014 8.45pm, River, Trinity College

Sunday 22 June 2014 7.30pm, River, King’s College (picnic from 6.00pm)

Singing on the River The King’s Men A quintessentially Cambridge summer evening listening to the Choral Scholars of King’s sing close harmony arrangements from a punt on the river. TICKETS: £12, students £5, children under 12 free, available from The Shop at King’s, tel: 01223 769342; email: shop@kings.cam.ac.uk).

Singing on the River Stephen Layton, conductor

Saturday 28 June 2014 6.00pm, Trinity College Chapel

A delightful programme of secular music sung from punts on the river Cam by the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge.

Early Evening Recital

TICKETS: Admission Free. Please enter Trinity College via the back gate on Queen’s Road or the Great Gate on Trinity Street. Sunday 22 June 2014 3.00pm, Queens’ College Chapel, Old Hall and the Bar

Friends of Queens’ Music Showcase Chamber music, choral music and jazz in a sequence of performances in the Chapel, Old Hall and Bar showcasing the range of music activities undertaken by students at Queens’. A musical cornucopia in visually stunning surroundings. TICKETS: free admission with retiring collection

Stephen Layton, conductor Join the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge for a recital of music from their forthcoming tour to Canada. TICKETS: Admission Free


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MUSIC OUTREACH AT CAMBRIDGE © Alice Boagey

The diverse outreach programme at the Faculty of Music offers students many opportunities to take music beyond the university in projects that impact local communities and encourage people of all ages to get involved with music. Highlights of Lent Term 2014 have included • • • • •

a Tudor Music Workshop with Year 5 students at Histon and Impington Junior School; two performances of ‘Icarus at the Edge of Time’ with CUMS Symphony Orchestra to over 700 local children and families; a singing workshop and performance with residents of Bedford Prison; a composition workshop for GCSE students with harpsichordist Jane Chapman; year 12 Taster Day visits to the Faculty of Music involving 150 students and teachers from schools throughout the UK.

If you would like more information about the outreach programme, please contact our Music Outreach Officer Joe Shaw, email: outreach@ mus.cam.ac.uk

© Alice Boagey

© Alice Boagey


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APRIL 16

7.30pm

St John Passion, Britten Sinfonia

West Road Concert Hall

4

19

7.00pm

Israel in Egypt, Academy of Ancient Music

King's College Chapel

6

22

1.10pm

Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert

West Road Concert Hall

22

2.00pm

Composers' Workshop, New Music Ensemble

Recital Room at the the Faculty of Music

23

7.30pm

Endellion String Quartet

West Road Concert Hall

3

23

7.30pm

Conducting Programme at Queens'

Queens' College Chapel

16

24

5.00pm

Angela Hewitt, Interpreting Bach on the Piano

West Road Concert Hall

24

10.00pm

Chapel Lates, The King's Men

King's College Chapel

25

2.00pm

Angela Hewitt Masterclass

West Road Concert Hall

26

7.30pm

Renée Reznek, piano recital

Homerton Great Hall

16

27

12.15pm

Peter Sheppard Skaerved & Roderick Chadwick

Kettle's Yard

12

27

2.30pm

Celebrity Piano Recital, Mateusz Borowiak

Girton College

16

28

5.00pm

Angela Hewett, Symposium

West Road Concert Hall

29

1.10pm

Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert

West Road Concert Hall

29

2.00pm

Composers' Workshop, David Onaç

Recital Room at the the Faculty of Music

29

8.00pm

Angela Hewitt, The Art of Fugue

West Road Concert Hall

30

5.00pm

Colloquium, Helen Odell-Miller

Recital Room at the the Faculty of Music

15

30

7.30pm

Martin Roscoe

West Road Concert Hall

10

30

8.00pm

Pembroke Lieder Scheme Showcase Recital

The Old Library, Pembroke College

16

2

7.30pm

New Music Student Showcase

West Road Concert Hall

14

2

8.00pm

Echoes of Venice

St John's College Chapel

8

3

8.00pm

Echoes of Venice

Girton College Great Hall

4

8.30pm

Brahms' Indian Summer

King's College Hall

6

1.00pm

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 4

West Road Concert Hall

6

8.00pm

Sir Arthur Bliss International Song Series

The Old Library, Pembroke College

17

7

5.00pm

Colloquium, James Westbrook

Recital Room at the the Faculty of Music

15

10

8.00pm

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra

West Road Concert Hall

10

8.00pm

Rameau, Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts

Jesus College Chapel

17

11

12.15pm

Trevor Wishart

Kettle's Yard

12

14

5.00pm

Colloquium, Rachel Cowgill

Recital Room at the the Faculty of Music

15

14

7.30pm

Endellion String Quartet

West Road Concert Hall

15

8.00pm

CUMS Concert Orchestra & CU Wind Orchestra

West Road Concert Hall

9

17

6.30pm

Bach Cantata Evensong

St John's College Chapel

17

21

5.00pm

Colloquium, Elaine Sisman

Recital Room at the the Faculty of Music

15

21

7.30pm

Garrick Ohlssohn

West Road Concert Hall

10

23

7.30pm

Birtwistle at 80, Britten Sinfonia

West Road Concert Hall

5

24

6.30pm

Nico Muhly, Dominus Regnavit

St John's College Chapel

18

24

7.30pm

Celebrating Bach, Academy of Ancient Music

West Road Concert Hall

25

12.15pm

Kreutzer String Quartet

Kettle's Yard

12

28

5.00pm

Colloquium, Emmanuel Nnamani

Recital Room at the the Faculty of Music

15

8

8.45pm

Trinity: Singing on the River

River, Trinity College

18

14

8.00pm

CUMS May Week Concert

King's College Chapel

15

12.15pm

Errollyn Wallen: Songs with Piano

Kettle's Yard

12

17

10.00pm

Chapel Lates, Cambridge Gamelan Society

King's College Chapel

11

22

3.00pm

Friends of Queens' Music Showcase

Queens' College

18

22

7.30pm

King's: Singing on the River

River, King's College

18

28

6.00pm

Early Evening Recital

Trinity College Chapel

18

1.00pm

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 5

West Road Concert Hall

9 14

7 11 7

7 9 14 7

MAY

8 17 4

9

3

6

JUNE 9

JULY 1

5

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