Every year Cambridge Music Festival brings diverse talent to our city, celebrating classical music in all its forms. This year is no different.
The festival begins on 9 November with a piano recital by Sir András Schiff and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. They will perform Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) and Symphony No.3 (Scottish), and Piano Concerto in A minor by Schumann. Takes place at West Road Concert Hall.
This venue also sees American violinist Joshua Bell take to the stage on 12 November, performing Prokofiev, Mozart and Tchaikovsky with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. At King’s College Chapel, meanwhile, Thomas Trotter will be raising the rafters with an incredible organ gala on 11 November.
Return on 18 November to hear the Choir of King’s College Cambridge sing Arvo Pärt’s Passio. For something completely different, don’t miss Pioneers of Percussion at the Mumford Theatre, 13 November, combining three different musical cultures to create a unique experience.
Meanwhile, The Cardinall’s Musick present Thomas Tallis’s monumental Spem in alium and Ave rosa alongside smaller anthems loved by church choirs across the land – you might recognise the first from Fifty Shades of Grey. That’s at St John’s College Chapel on the 16th.
Federico Colli rounds up the festival on 19 November by filling Jesus College Chapel with the ferocious piano music that has won him comparisons to some of the great composers, and the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition.
Runs 9-19 November; for individual times and prices go online or call 01223 357851.