A feast of fab sounds are guaranteed at the latest festival this summer
Cambridge Summer Music Festival returns for another year of all things classical, with world music, jazz and choral music also included.
Music by Beethoven and for the piano are key themes this year. The Aurora Orchestra play Beethoven’s Eroica symphony entirely from memory, while Freddy Kempf performs his fourth and fifth piano concertos with the five-piece Wiener Kammersymphonie. French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé plays all 48 preludes and fugues by Bach, while Ivana Gavrić performs Schumann’s piano concerto with the Outcry Ensemble.
The festival runs from 13 to 29 July, and throughout the month every Wednesday features a Sounds Green 45-minute concert as part of the festival, at the Botanic Garden. There will be food, ice cream and drinks available, and room to put down a picnic. Just pay the usual admission to the garden, with a retiring collection as you leave.
Concerts take place at a variety of mostly university venues. Check website for details.